Firstly, what is a cookie & how might we use them?
A cookie is a file containing a series of letters and numbers that is sent by a website to your browser, and then stored by that browser. The cookie enables the website to identify and track the specific browser.
The site may use “session” cookies and/or “persistent” cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close the browser whereas persistent cookies will be stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach an expiry date.
When used, session cookies will keep track of you whilst you navigate the website, help us to prevent fraud and increase overall website security. Persistent cookies allow our website to recognise you when you visit so that we can keep track of your preferences and any previous settings.
We may also use Google Analytics (or similar tracking software) to analyse the use of the website. Google Analytics generates information about website by using cookies which are stored on users' computers. The information generated helps us to improve the overall performance, usability and marketing of our website.
What to do if you don’t want to allow cookies from this site?
The good news is that you don’t have to have cookies turned on to use this site, and if you’d prefer them not to be turned on, simply click here to disable. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie.
Rejecting the use of all cookies is a pretty simple process with most browsers, and some will allow you to reject just 3rd party cookies. Aboutcookies.org is a good resource to learn how to do this if your browser’s help section does not explain it clearly.