What are cookies?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by the server of a website. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will include some anonymous information such as a unique identifier, the site name and some digits and numbers. Cookies are generally used by a website to improve user experience by allowing the website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
What do cookies do?
Cookies have different functions. They may enable users to navigate pages efficiently, store their preferences and improve the user experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between the user and the website faster and easier.
We use the following two types of cookies to enhance and improve your experience:
Session State Cookies: To collect information about how users use and interact with the website. This may include pages visiting most often and when and where users get error messages. These cookies are used to help improve our website and services. session state cookies last for the duration the visit and therefore expire once the user exits the website.
Analytical Cookies: To collect information about how the website performs in different locations. These cookies help to understand and improve our services and features. We use third party analytical cookies and therefore the expiry is as provided by the third party.
Which Third Party cookies do we use?
We use the following third party cookies:
Google Analytics: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
Can you control cookie settings?
If you wish to restrict or block cookies used by this website, or any other site, you can do so through your browser settings (refer to the ‘Help’ function for more information). Alternatively you can also visit www.aboutcookies.org which includes information on how to restrict or block cookies on various browsers.
If you would like to opt-out of third party cookies, you also need to refer to the third party website for further information.
Last Updated: May 2018