A cookie is a small file (a piece of information) that includes a unique identifier which is placed on your computer’s hard drive.
Cookies store and sometimes track information about you. They are used to improve a users experience of a website. A web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Most computers and many mobile device web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser but this will impact on your website experience. On some websites you will see a cookie notice that informs allows you to opt out of cookie placement.
Make sure our website runs smoothly while you are using it and requests are delivered in an effective, secure and consistent manner
Gather information on how you arrived at our website and then used it. We may log information including the your IP address and information about your browser program.
Recognise if a user is registered.
To deliver personalised information based on what someone has previously shown an interest in.
To analyse and improve the performance of any online adverts and messages.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Types Of Cookies
There are various types of cookies. Necessary cookies make sure our website runs effectively. Statistical cookies gather anonymous data that helps us understand how, when and why people use our website. Performance cookies help us to improve our website and other digital communications. Email cookies help us to gather information about the emails we send to subscribers. This includes how many times an email has been opened and which links clicked. Email cookies do not store a file on your computer.