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.
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 will expire at the end of the user session when the web browser is closed.
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.
Our Site uses category one and category two cookies.
- Category one cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.
- Category two cookies collect information about how visitors use our Site – for instance, which pages visitors go to most often. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Category two cookies enable us to use Google Analytics for analysing the use of and improving the Site. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to the Site is used to create reports about the use of the Site.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via the support pages made available by your browser operator. You can change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website at any time.