A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers (an “identifier”) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our site navigation features. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
COOKIES THAT WE USE
Otherwise known as a temporary cookie, a session cookie attaches itself to a user’s computer when they enter and browse a website. The cookie is then erased when the user closes the Web browser or exits the site. A session cookie does not collect information from a user’s computer or activity while it sits on the system.
Persistent cookies, otherwise known as tracking cookies do not disappear after a user exits a site. Persistent cookies have a specific expiration date with the cookie continuing to transmit information to a website’s server every time a user visits the site until the expiry date comes up. Persistent cookies store information your computer for a number of purposes, i.e. retrieving information (usernames) you have previously provided, helping to determine areas of the website visited most, and customising the website based on preferences.
Third Party Cookies
- Collect any personally identifiable information
- Collect any sensitive information
- Pass personally identifiable data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
You can choose to accept or decline cookies on your device or manage how your browser handles them. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, however, you can usually modify your browser. The methods for blocking or deleting cookies vary from browser to browser, and from version to version.
Current information about blocking and deleting cookies can be obtained via these links:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and