What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file placed on a user’s computer or mobile device when you visit a website. There are different types of cookies in use. Some are persistent (cookies which remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time) whilst others are session ID cookies, which will expire when you close your browser.
What do cookies access?
Cookies are placed on your hard drive, but cannot access the information stored there. They only obtain and transfer to the server the amount of information disclosed by the user.
In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.
Managing your preferences
You may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.