What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. These text files contain small amounts of data which can later be accessed by the same website and third-party services each time you visit. They are used to remember your preferences, recognise you, and provide you with a better online experience.
Generally, cookies are useful and are a common method used by almost every website you visit. They do not generally hold any information that can identify an individual person, but are instead used to identify a browser on a particular device.
Different types of cookies
We don't use all of these types of cookies, and we only use some of them at specific points in the website.
Strictly necessary cookies
These are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided.
These collect anonymous information about how you use the website. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visits to the website and to see how you move around it. These cookies do not collect information that identify individuals. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous; it is only used to understand how uses interact with the website so that it can be improved.
These allow the website to remember choices you make, to improve your experience. The information collected may be anonymised and these cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
These collect information about your browsing habits. They record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.
How to opt-out of cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Links to information for the main browsers are set out below: