What they are and how we use them
What are cookies?
They’re text files formed by small bits of data, which download to your device when you visit a website. When you re-visit that website – or any other website that recognises that cookie – your device sends it back again.
By using our website, you agree that we can place cookies on your device. But remember, the cookies we use don’t contain your personal information and we can’t identify you from them.
Why we need them
Cookies allow a website to recognise a user's device and serve up more relevant content. They also help keep your device – and our systems – more secure.
What cookies do we use?
We use four types of cookies. Some you have to use, others you don’t. The four types are:
- Strictly necessary cookies – without these cookies, our site may not load properly. Find out more
- Performance cookies – these tell us how visitors use our website. The information they collect is anonymised. It’s only used to improve how a website works. Find out more
Functionality cookies - These allow a website to remember choices you make on a site e.g. your username, language or the region you’re in. The information they collect is anonymised, so they can’t track your activity on other sites. Find out more
- Targeting cookies - These deliver adverts to your device. They’re usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. This information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Find out more
To opt out of any of these cookies, you need to change your browser settings.
To find out how, visit your browser provider e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, etc.
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