We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.
We may use different types of cookies on our website. These are “strictly necessary” cookies, “functionality” cookies or “performance” cookies. We explain what these are below. We also explain whether a cookie is a “persistent” or “session” cookie and what we mean by “strictly necessary” cookies.
Strictly Necessary – cookies are essential to enable you to use our website. For example, they help us comply with the law (e.g. to keep your information safe). We would not be able to operate our website without using these.
Performance – cookies collect information about how you use our website. For instance, which web pages you visit most often and whether you get error messages from these web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you and all information collected by these cookies is anonymous. We only use such information to improve our services and our website.
Functionality – cookies allow the website to remember choices you make. They also enable links to Twitter. The “functionality” cookies on our website only collect anonymous information and cannot track your browsing activities on other websites.
Persistent cookies remain on your device between browsing sessions. They are activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie. For example, where a “persistent cookie” is used on a website to remember your log-in details, you will not need to enter those details each time you visit that website.
Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.