Use of Cookies on our Websites

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk.

Cookies will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.

How we use cookies

  • We use Session Cookies to provide security and carry information across pages of the Website and avoid you having to re-enter information; they are temporary and remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the Website.
  • We use Persistent Cookies to help when you return to the Website so we can tailor content and the presentation of the Website to match your preferences; they also assist in compiling anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use the Website and so help us improve the structure of the Website. Persistent Cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of each specific cookie).

How to disable cookies

  • You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of the Website if cookies are disabled. For detailed information on how to disable cookies for a particular desktop or mobile browser here is a useful article.