What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded when you visit a website or application. Your browser can read these files and in some cases remember your preferences, e.g. which content to display on the screen.
Cookies are not programs and so can't contain a virus. They are stored in .txt format so you can open them with Notepad or any other text editor. They usually contain two pieces of information - a site name and a unique user ID.
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Remember that some of our websites features won't work with cookies turned off.
Types of Cookies
We use the following types of cookie:
(A) Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around Our Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies the services you have asked for may not be provided.
(B) Performance Cookies
It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Performance cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve Our Site and your experience of it. These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.
(C) Functionality Cookies
These cookies remember your choices to improve your experience. Functionality cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on Our Site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences.
(D) Persistent Cookies
Any of the above types of cookie may be a persistent cookie. Persistent cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our Site.
(E) Session Cookies
Any of the above types of cookie may be a session cookie. Session cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Site until you close your browser. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.