Definition of Cookies
Cookies are small, often encrypted text files located in browser directories. They are also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies. They are used to enable users navigate websites efficiently and perform certain functions. Cookies are created when a user’s browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file.
Cookies are used for many different functions including auto-filling forms, counting visitors, storing shopping basket items, personalising content, targeting advertising, and recording user preferences and for authentication and security.
A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below:
Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Third Party Cookie Usage on This Site
We may also use or allow third-party cookies that fall into the two categories of cookies above. Our usage of third-party cookies on this site is strictly for the purpose of usage analytics. Like many Companies for example, we use google analytics to monitor our website traffic.