What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a small text file that is placed on an internet user’s hard drive. It is generated by a website server. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the website. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tells a website when the user has returned.
We use two types of cookie on our website:
Session cookies that are deleted after each visit – These enable you to carry out some essential functions on our website, such as maintaining log in details for the session or a transaction. They also help by minimising the need to transfer information across the internet. They are not stored on your computer and they expire when you terminate your browser session.
Tracking cookies – These enable us to recognise repeat visitors to the website. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we’re able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the website, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the website. By monitoring this information we’re able to make improvements to our website.
You can accept or block cookies
You can block any cookies from any website through your browser settings. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit About cookies (http://www.aboutcookies.org).
Note: If you share a computer, accepting or rejecting cookies will affect all users of that computer.