Information about cookies
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that, if you agree to their use, is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or device. Cookies store information that is used to help make sites work. Only we can access the cookies created by our website. You can control your cookies at the browser level. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions.
There are different types of cookies:
- A “session” cookie is stored only in your computer’s working memory (RAM) and only lasts for your browsing session. When you close all your browser’s windows, or when you shut down your computer, the session cookie disappears forever.
- A “persistent” cookie is stored on your computer’s hard drive until a) it expires, b) it is overwritten with a newer cookie, or c) you manually remove it. Most browsers can be configured not to accept cookies. However, this may prevent you from having access to some site functions or features.
The cookies that we could use can be split into the following categories:
- Necessary cookies.These are cookies that are required for the operation of the website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into parts of the website.
- Functionality cookies.These are used to recognise you when you return to the website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Analytical/performance cookies.These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the website and to see how they move around within the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.