A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
We use both session and persistent cookies on our website. We use session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website and increase website security. We use persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit and keep track of your preferences. We use Google Analytics to collect website use statistics that enable us to improve the operation of our website. We do not link Google Analytics data with your personal data.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer by visiting your browser’s support, tools or settings pages. Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
For more details about cookies and how to delete and disable them you can visit www.aboutcookies.org.