Last updated: May 2018
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a small amount of information relating to a particular client or website. They are used to help improve the performance of a website and the services that you receive. In some instances, they can be used to help tailor a website to better suit the individual user.
For example, cookies may be used to:
- Enable the website to recognise you and your device so you do not need to give the same information every time that you visit
- Recognise when you have already entered a username and password so that you do not have to log in for every subsequent webpage on the site that you may visit
- Measure how many people are using the services that are provided, and make them easier and quicker to use.
- Analyse data anonymously.
Many cookies are automatically deleted when you leave the website, though some will be stored for future use. You can choose to reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent if you wish. However, it is important to be aware that some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.
If you continue without changing your settings, we will accept your consent to receive these cookies from our website. However, if you wish to change your privacy settings at any time, instructions and guidance on how to remove cookies from your device, or how to block individual cookies from being received, can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.