What are cookies? And why do we use them?
A cookie is a small file that is saved onto your computer or other device when you visit our website. It stores small pieces of information. For example, it will remember you’ve visited our site or performed a certain action.
Cookies work in two main ways:
- Persistent cookies – these stay valid, and will work until their expiry date (unless you delete them before they expire)
- Session cookies – these expire when you close your web browser
The information we collect
Most of the cookies we use record the pages of our site you visit and any interactive elements (such as forms) that you use.
We don’t collect any information that can identify you personally.
How we use this information
We use cookie information to find out how our website is being used. We can learn which pages are being viewed and how many visitors are using the different sections of the site. This information helps us understand how useful the site is to our visitors, and how we can keep improving.
How to disable cookies that have been set
You can disable and remove the cookies if your browser supports this. To check and update your cookies settings, you will need to know what browser you are using and what version you have. You can usually find this out by opening the browser, then clicking on ‘Help’ and then ‘About’. This will give you information about the browser version you are using.
To manage your cookies, refer to your browser’s help section or visit the aboutcookies website.
Remember, if you amend your cookie settings, your browsing experience may change for the worse. For example, if you have set preferences on a website – such as your location for local news or weather forecasts – it will no longer remember these.
Changes to this policy