What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree (unless where the cookies are strictly necessary). Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
There are two types of cookies:
Session (Transient) cookies: These cookies are erased when you close your browser, and do not collect information from your computer. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
Persistent (Permanent or Stored) cookies: These cookies are stored on your hard drive until they expire (i.e. they are based on a set expiration date) or until you delete them. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific site.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
How can I control cookies?
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Microsoft Internet Explorer:
1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
2. Click on the “privacy” tab
3. Select the appropriate setting.
1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
2. Click on the icon “privacy”
3. Select the relevant options under “history”
Opera 6.0 and above:
1. Select the “menu” option at the top-left
2. Click on “Settings”
3. Click on “Preferences”
4. Click on the “Advanced” tab
5. Click on the “Cookies” option on the left-hand side
6. Select the relevant options
1. Select the cog icon at the top-left
2. Click on “Preferences”
3. Click on the “Privacy” option
4. Select the relevant options
There is further guidance available on the website All About Cookies.org which tells you how to control and remove cookies using the options available in your web browse.