Cookies are information packets sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.
The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.
There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
We use two types of cookies on our websites:
- Session cookies that are deleted after each visit.
These enable you to carry out some essential functions on our sites, such as maintaining log in details for the session or a transaction. They also help by minimising the need to transfer information across the internet. They are not stored on your computer and they expire when you terminate your browser session.
- Persistent cookies that remain in place across multiple visits to our sites.
These enable us to recognise repeat visitors to the site, and also tailor your user experience based on your previous selections.
Google Analytics Cookie
We don't share the data that Google Analytics collects, and we don't believe that our use of Google Analytics intrudes on your privacy. To opt out of our use of Google Analytics you may wish to consider using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
By using our websites you agree that we can place both essential and non-essential cookies on your device. You can block any cookies from any website through your browser settings. Please see the documentation/support page for the browser you are using for more information about how to disable cookies in your browser.