What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, eg remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.

How are they used?

Cookies enable us to identify your device when you access our website. The information they contain is then be used to personalise your website experience.  

What information do they contain?

There is no personally identifiable information held in our cookies. In some cases they can contain information about what you have done on our website, for example whether you have viewed a particular page.

How can I control my cookies?

You can use your web browser to:

  • delete all cookies
  • block all cookies
  • allow all cookies
  • block ‘third-party’ cookies (ie, cookies set by online services other than the one you are visiting)
  • clear all cookies when you close the browser
  • ·open a ‘private browsing’ / ‘incognito’ session, which allows you to browse the web without recording your browsing history or storing local data such as cookies (you should however be aware of the limitations of this feature in a privacy context)
  • install add-ons and plugins that extend browser functionality.