What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or other device when you access the internet.
Three types of cookies are used on this website:
- These are temporary cookies, which only exist in the period you access the website (or more strictly, until you close the browser after accessing the website).
- Session cookies help the website remember what you chose on the previous page, therefore avoiding having to re-enter information. On our website, these cookies do not contain personal information, and cannot be used to identify you.
- These are cookies, which remain on your device after you have visited our website.
- These cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor (by storing a randomly generated number).
- On our website, these cookies do not contain personal information, and cannot be used to identify you.
- These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website e.g. which pages you visit and if you experience any errors.
- They don't collect any information that could identify you personally – all the information collected is anonymous.
We use performance cookies to:
- provide statistics on how our website is used.
- help us improve how our website works by measuring any errors that occur.
- understand what interests users and measure how effective our advertising is (we don't use this information to target adverts to you when you visit other websites).
Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties, but we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.
Using our site indicates that you accept the use of 'Performance' cookies.
Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.
How to control and delete cookies
All recent versions of popular browsers give users control over the cookies stored on their machines. You can manually set your browser to accept or reject all or certain cookies or prompt you every time a cookie is offered. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.ico.org.uk which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your handset manual.
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