What is a cookie?A cookie is a file that is stored on your computer when you visit a website. Most websites use them and they are generally harmless. When you revisit the website later or visit a different webpage, a copy of the cookie file is sent to the website.
They can be used to store information and have many uses with the most common being tracking, remembering your details or settings and to keep you logged in to an account.
You can find out more information about cookies from Wikipedia.
When are cookies created?Writing data to a cookie is usually done when a new webpage is loaded – for example after a ‘submit’ button is pressed, the data handling page would be responsible for storing the values in a cookie. If the user has elected to disable cookies then the right operation will fail, and subsequent sites which rely on the cookie will either have to take a default action, or prompt the user to re-enter the information that would have been stored in the cookie.
Why are cookies used?Cookies are a convenient way to carry information from one session on a website to another, or between sessions on related websites, without having to burden a server machine with massive amounts of data storage. Storing the data on the server without using cookies would also be problematic because it would be difficult to retrieve a particular user’s information without requiring a login on each visit to the website.
If there is a large amount of information to store, then a cookie can simply be used as a means to identify a given user so that further related information can be looked up
What cookies do we use?
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These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, our website won’t work properly.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Performance CookiesThese cookies collect information about how you use our websites, for instance, which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from those pages. We only use these cookies to improve how our websites work.
Functionality CookiesThese cookies allow us to remember the choices you make (such as your user name) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of our web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as watching a video or commenting.
Advertising or Tracking CookiesThe cookies show us where you saw the advert; help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising
As our website uses a content management system and added third-party plugins, it can sometimes be difficult for us to notice every single cookie being used, especially after software updates.
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There are also some essential cookies which are required for the website to work; these can only be blocked by changing your browser settings.
How can I disable or block cookies?
We recommend visiting your browser help section to find out how.
Third party cookie opt-outSome cookies are used and provided by third-party sources. While we might not use all of them, here are the main links you can use to opt-out should you wish.
- Google Analytics
- Google Ads
- YouTube cookies
Do not track is an up and coming feature in web browsers which allows you to tell websites that you do not want to be tracked. While not all websites currently use this you can find out more how to set it up on your browser from the following websites.
Do not track me!
- Mozilla Firefox
- Internet Explorer
- Apple Mac app