What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers. Cookies contain information that is stored on the browser of your computer or mobile devices hard drive.

What type of cookies do we use?

Cookies can be in the form of session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted or until they reach their expiry date. We use the following cookies:

  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

What kind of information do we collect by using cookies?

When you visit our website, we may automatically collect the following types of information from you: Your internet protocol (IP) address, your login information, time zone setting, operating system and platform, information about your visits including the URL you came from, your country, the search terms you used in our website, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages and the methods used to browse away from the page.

Your permission to us for using cookies and how do you block cookies?

By using this website on a computer or mobile device, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies policy and consent to our use of cookies.

However, most browsers allow you to refuse cookies. You may block our cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You can find out more about cookies and how to delete and control them on www.aboutcookies.org or click help in your browser menu.