What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to
identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.
Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present
content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see
information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.
- Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data
helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
- Identify whether you are signed in to our website. A cookie allows us to check
whether you are signed in to the site.
- Test content on our website. For example, 50% of our users might see one piece
of content, the other 50% a different piece of content.
- Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you
with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
- To recognise when you return to our website. We may show your relevant
content, or provide functionality you used previously.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you,
other than that which you choose to share with us.
You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses
cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you
However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages
and services may become unavailable to you.
when you visit it.