Cookies and How We use them
What are cookies?
A 'cookie' is a small text file that is placed on a user's
computer by a website. There are several types of cookie and the most
common are often referred to as 'session' cookies. These are used to keep
track of information needed by a user as they travel from page to page
within a website. These cookies have a short lifetime and expire within a
few minutes of the user leaving the site.
What cookies are used?
This website primarily uses benign, short lived 'session'
cookies and 'first party' cookies to track anonymously which areas of the
site are popular and which are not used; this allows us to target
carefully our website resources. Below is a easy to digest breakdown of
the types of cookies we use and examples of how we use them.
1. Essential Cookies
These cookies are essential for the running of our
websites. Without the use of these cookies parts of our websites would not
function. For example, as a logged in member of a website, you are able to
access content which is otherwise not accessible, in order to check you
are logged in and allowed to access this content, a cookie must be set
which is used to identify you. Though most of these are set by external
links into the website.
2. Analytical Performance Cookies
We use these types of cookies to monitor our websites
performance and how it is used. These cookies provide us with information
that helps us improve our website as well as to identify any areas that
may need maintenance. For example, we use performance cookies to identify
content that is rarely viewed, this allows us to find ways of making it
more easily found.
3. Functional Cookies
Functional cookies are used to remember your preferences on
our websites. This can be anything from remembering your location in order
to display local information or saving a username. Though most of these
are set by external links into this website.
Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default;
however, it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies. If this is
done it is important not to exclude the benign and useful session cookies
or first party cookies.
In order to
manage your cookies, please select your browser from the list below and
follow the instructions:
Useful information about Cookies
Further information about cookies can be found on the