What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, and are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

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How do we use cookies?

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the ICC UK Cookie guide, and are listed below.

Category One Cookies

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 and will have already been set.

Category Two Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.

Managing cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent or refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have
already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to try our short "How to guide" below:

Google Chrome
  1. Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  2. Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab and locate the "Privacy" section, and choose the "Content settings" button.
  3. Click the "Cookie settings" tab and choose your preferred settings.
Internet Explorer
  1. Choose Tools and then Internet Options
  2. Click the Privacy tab
  3. Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.
Mozilla Firefox
  1. Click on Tools, then Options (or Edit | Preferences on Linux)
  2. Select Privacy and choose Cookies
  3. Choose your preferred settings
All other browsers
  • Please consult your documentation or on-line help files.

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