What are cookies?
HTTP cookies, also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie or simply cookie are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognised by the website that downloaded them — or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know if the browsing device has visited them before.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like helping us understand how our website is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function properly. They enable you to navigate around the site. Without these cookies we could not provide the services that you come to the site for.
Analytics / Performance Cookies
These cookies allow us to understand how visitors use our site, so we can measure and improve how the site works. For example they help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and how people are moving from one link to another and if they get error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is grouped together with information from other people’s use of our site on an anonymous basis.This lets us know where we are doing well, and where we can improve, as well as making sure the pages load quickly and display properly. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and not tied to any personal information about you. We use services from Google Analytics, Google Adwords and Clickmeter to perform these functions.
These cookies allow us to remember choices you make and tailor our site to provide enhanced features and content to you. For example, these cookies can be used to remember your user name, language choice or country selection, they can also be used to remember changes you’ve made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customize.
Social Media Cookies
In order to enhance your internet experience and to make the sharing of content easier, some of the pages on our website may contain tools or applications that are linked to third party social media service providers such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
First and third-party cookies
How to manage cookies
Here are the specific instructions for each browser:
- How to manage cookies in Internet Explorer
- How to manage cookies in Firefox
- How to manage cookies in Chrome
- How to manage cookies in Safari web and iOS