A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is saved to your computer when you visit websites. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
Different cookies are used to perform different functions. We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are essential for us to use in order to operate our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. Our servers automatically obtain your domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you accessed our website.
You can choose to enable and disable cookies on your web browser. By default, your browser will accept cookies. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website, and some of the features and functionality of our website may not be accessible to you.
If you want to know more about cookies, please visit ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies.