What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work better, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better A cookie often contains a unique number, which can be used to recognise your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that it visited previously.
Changing your cookie preferences
You may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers
We have classified our cookies into two broad types – ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’:
- First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website operator to your computer and are often used to recognise your computer when it revisits that site and to remember your preferences as you browse the site.
- Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when it visits other web sites. Third party cookies are used for a variety of reasons, most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes.