Our website uses a number of different cookies. Here we explain the different types of cookies we use and why.
What is a cookie?
There are two main categories of cookies:
- Persistent cookies – These cookies stay on your computer until they are removed manually or automatically.
- Session cookies – These cookies remain on your computer until you close your browser when they are then automatically deleted.
Cookies we use and why we use them
Essential cookies are technical cookies that are required for the operational purposes of our sites. Without essential cookies, our websites couldn’t operate properly. Essential cookies include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas.
Performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website, and observe how visitors move around the site. This helps us to improve the way our website works by enabling us to tailor our site to the way visitors uses it. The information we collect from performance cookies is aggregated, meaning we cannot identify you while using them.
You can disable cookies by activating the relevant settings on your browser. However, if you do so you may not be able to access all the information on our sites. If you continue using our sites, and do not change your browser settings, we will assume that you approve of us using cookies as described above.