What are Cookies?
A cookie is a file containing a piece of information that's stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website. It can help identify your device – like your PC or mobile phone – whenever you visit our website. Cookie files are used by most major websites. To make the best use of our website you need to make sure your web browser is set to accept cookies.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies are stored on your device with some other data mainly to give you a better online experience, allow you to set personal preferences, protect your security and generally make sure that the website looks just like we intended it to.
So what information is kept by the cookie?
A cookie will typically hold the name of the website that it has come from, how long the cookie will stay on your computer or phone and also usually a randomly generated unique number.
How long do cookies stay on my computer?
Session cookies last until you close your browser. They are not stored on your hard drive. They are usually used to track the pages that you visit so that information can be customised for you for that visit. Persistent cookies are stored on your device until you delete them or they reach their expiry date. These may be used to remember your preferences when you use the site.
How do cookies affect my privacy?
You can visit our website without revealing any personal information. The security and safety of your personal information is very important to us. Cookies are mainly for you, so you can use our website properly on every device.
How to manage cookies?
If you don't like the idea of cookies, you should be able to turn them off in the settings of your web browser.