A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded to your device. It allows a website to recognise your device and store some information about your preferences and past actions. Cookies allow users to navigate smoothly around the site and help us to analyse anonymously how visitors are using our website so that we can continue to improve our site experience. Cookies also recognise when you visit our site again.
There are broadly two types of cookies, both of which we use on the website.
These remain on your device after you've left our site. For example, when you check a box to remember your account username.
These are temporary cookies which remain on your device until you finish using the website or close your browser after using the website.
Site functionality cookies
These cookies allow us to measure and analyse how visitors use our website to help us improve its functionality and your experience. We use web analytics services provided by other companies including Google Analytics to help us anonymously track how visitors arrive at our site and the path they follow through it.
By using our site, you agree to these types of cookies being stored on your device. Our cookies don't hold any personal information such as your name, address or payment details, however if you would like to restrict, delete or block any cookies from your device you can use your browser settings to do so. Each browser is different, so you'll need to visit your browser's "Help" section for details on how to do this. If you continue to use our site without changing your browser settings we will assume that you consent to us using cookies as described above.
Please note that by blocking or deleting cookies, you may not be able to use some of the functions of our website and your overall site experience may be affected.
For more general information on cookies, please visit https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/cookies-and-similar-technologies/