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Cookies & Privacy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org

Managing cookies

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent or refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to try our short "How to guide" below:

Google Chrome

  1. Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  2. Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab and locate the "Privacy" section, and choose the "Content settings" button.
  3. Click the "Cookie settings" tab and choose your preferred settings.