How cookies are used, sadly we’re not talking about biscuits. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites. These files are either stored in the memory of your computer or device, or are placed on the hard drive. Cookies are commonly used to help or personalise the user’s browsing experience and provide information on how users interact with our site so we can make improvements.
1. Functional cookies
A special kind of cookies are used when your interaction with our website goes beyond simply clicking on links, to personalise your experience. These are referred to as ‘functional cookies’. An example of where a functional cookie is used is if you choose to increase the text size using accessibility options.
2. Analytical cookies
Cookies also help us to anonymously analyse how users interact with our site so we can make improvements. These are known as ‘analytical cookies’. The information they collect is generally used to make content and information about our services more relevant and useful during future visits. We collect this information in a way that does not identify anyone through the use of Google Analytics. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website and do not collect personal information unless given. If you are visiting our website for the first time these ‘analytical cookies’ are not used until you acknowledge the cookie disclaimer message which appears at the top of the page.
How to block/remove cookies
You can find out more about cookies including how to disable/enable and delete them by visiting aboutcookies.org. You can block most cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the storing of all or some cookies. However, please note that some features will then be unavailable when browsing our website.