Usage and acceptance
All about cookies
A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.
We collect non-personalised information about your visit to help us enhance your experience on this site, such as some of the pages you visit and some of the searches you perform. These cookies don’t collect information to identify you, all information is non-personalised and only used to help us improve how the website works. We use it to improve the contents of the site, to compile (for internal market research purposes), aggregate statistics about site usage and to resolve errors.
Types of cookie we use
Our website uses two main types of cookie:
- session cookies—these are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer longer than this
- persistent cookies—these are stored on your computer after you have finished using a website so that the website provider can remember your preferences the next time you use it
Cookies can be set by the website you have browsed, i.e. the website displayed in the uniform resource locator (URL) window. These are called first party cookies. Third party cookies are set by a website other than the one you are browsing.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
For more information on how to remove cookies or prevent cookies from being created on your particular browser, visit the Managing Cookies section of allaboutcookies.org (Note: this will open in a new window).
If you choose to disable cookies through your browser settings, you may lose some functionality of this website.