What are Cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are widely used by website owners to make their websites work or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Types of Cookies
- Essential Cookies: These cookies are necessary for our website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms.
- Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
- Functionality Cookies: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
- Targeting Cookies: These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. The ‘help’ function within your browser should tell you how to do this.