When you visit a website, a small file called a cookie is saved onto the device you’re using.
Cookies allow websites to recognise that a user on an individual computer has previously visited the site. Some cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser, while other cookies are retained even after you close your browser so that you can be recognized when you return to a websites. This means when you next visit the same website, the cookie it placed on your device is retrieved.
There are several different types of cookie for different purposes. Some help the site load faster or be more personalised to your interests, preferences and the adverts you might like to see. Others help us improve our websites and user experience. Some provide security and prevent fraud and are strictly necessary to give you access to the information or services you’re requesting online.
Different types of cookies include:
- Analytical / Performance cookies. These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as Google Analytics.
- Functional cookies. These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
By using our website, you agree that, unless you disabled them within your internet browser, we can place the cookies on your device and use that data in accordance with this Policy.
For further information on cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them visit www.allaboutcookies.org