Last updated: 11/02/2020
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit certain websites. The cookie is stored by the website’s server and the contents of that cookie can then only be retrieved by that same server. Cookies are extremely common and are used to improve website efficiency, as well as provide information to website owners about their users.
Whilst cookies are generally quite harmless, you may still wish to disable them. You can do so by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). It is possible to only block some cookies or to delete cookies that have already been set. However, be aware that in doing so, you may lose some functions of that website.
Types of Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies which enable to navigate a site and gain full access to its features and secure areas.
Analytics & performance cookies – They allow us to recognise, count and establish how visitors browse our site when they are using it which helps us improve user journeys. Performance cookies (often known as web analytic cookies) don’t collect any information that identifies the customer and all information collected is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Functionality cookies – These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.
Targeting or advertising cookies – These cookies record your visit to our site, any pages you visited as well as any links you followed. We will use this information to make our site and any ads more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Cookies Set on Our Site
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.