What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device and provide a smooth experience.

Persistent cookies - these cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies - these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Cookies used on the Website:

Needed cookies
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. For those types of cookies that are strictly necessary, no consent is required.

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website.

Function improving cookies
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make; for example: using a password to enter our password protected pages.

Performance cookies
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.

By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if links are working correctly. These cookies don't collect information that identifies anyone who visits our website. All information these cookies collect is anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Website functions.

Managing cookies
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.

Linked websites
Links to other websites are out of our control and not covered by this policy. These sites may collect information from you that will be used by them in accordance with their own policy, which could be different from ours.