What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit our Website. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
Collect anonymous statistical data about how visitors use our Website (e.g., which pages are visited most frequently, which search terms are used most frequently to find the site);
Ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your device;
Remember your login and viewing preferences on the Website.
What cookies do we use?
We use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your device until they expire or you delete them) on the Website.
The cookies we use fall into the following categories:
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the operation of the Website and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies 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 cookies enable us to recognise you when you return to our Website and to personalise content for you, remember your preferences and set your preferences for your next visit to our Website.
How to control cookies?
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our Website.