Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site, and to display content that is more personalised to you, based on your previous internet behaviour. Some examples of cookies could be:
- storing information to personalise the website to your requirements
- a website that sells things may use a cookie to record items you have in a shopping basket
- cookies can be used to record users behaviour on a website, for example to record the pages they have viewed
There are 2 different types of cookie that can be placed in your browser by a website:
Session cookies are only used for the period you use the website, and are deleted when you close your web browser. A new cookie would then be placed in your web browser if you were to visit the same website again in the future
Persistent cookies remain in your browser once you have left the site and closed your web browser. The next time you visit the site the information in the cookie will be used to ensure the website works as set up at the previous visit. For example to display certain things on the homepage. Persistent cookies will expire if the website that set them is not visited again within a certain time-scale.
Cookies on the this website
We use a number of different cookies on this website.
If you have any questions about the way cookies are used on this site, or how you may be affected please contact us.
Managing cookies on your pc
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit the about cookies website. You can choose to block the cookies that are set by this website, however you must be aware that doing so may mean that parts of the site will not work correctly.