Cookies are moderate text files that are stored by the browser on a computer, tablet device or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. Cookies can be perceived as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.
A visit to a page on this website can generate the following types of cookie:
Site operating cookies
This type of cookie is required for the proper functioning of the website. Examples include:
- ‘Session cookies’ assigned to each new visitor to allow proper communication between an internet browser and our web servers.
- ‘Preference cookies’, such as the one set when a user agrees to our application of cookies on this website.
Anonymous analytics cookies
Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us if a user have visited the site before. The browser will tell us if you have these cookies, or if we need to generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site so that we can continue to improve the user experience of the site.
It is usually possible to discontinue a browser accepting cookies, or to discontinue it accepting cookies from a particular website. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To apprehend these settings, the following links can be of assistance, otherwise you should apply the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.