We sometimes place small data files on your computer or phone. These are known as cookies and most websites do this.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded onto a device (computer for example) when a user accesses certain websites.
Cookies help a website to function properly by allowing the website to recognise a user's device for the purpose of remembering the devices site preferences/details.
Session - this type of cookie is stored in the computer's memory only during a user's browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user's computer when the browser is closed. They do not collect any information from the user's computer, for example, remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a website.
Permanent - this type of cookie is stored on your computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed. These cookies can remember your settings the next time you come back to the web site, for example, remembering what language you have selected.
Flash cookies - Local shared objects (LSOs), commonly called Flash cookies, are data files that can be created on your computer by the sites that you visit. These are most often used to enhance your web-browsing experience, example, you may ask a site to remember your login name, that information is stored in the cookie, so on your next visit, the website displays your name in the login field.
First party - this type of cookie is set on a user's computer by the website that you are visiting, example, when visiting our site, we will directly place a cookie on your computer. This cookie can only be read by our site; the information that the cookie contains cannot be accessed or read by any other website.
Third-party - this type of cookie is issued by a website other than the one you are currently visiting, example when visiting a site that displays advertising, that advertising company could issue you with a cookie, which is known as a third-party cookie.
You can find our more information about cookies at All About Cookies.org.
To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage cookies, visit Managing cookies and select the browser you are using. Alternatively, you can also read your browser's own online help for more information.
You can use your browser to:
- delete and block all cookies
- allow all cookies
- block third-party cookies
- clear all cookies when you close the browser
- open a 'private browsing' / 'incognito' session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data
- install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality
Where to find information about controlling cookies
The law relating to cookies has changed and the Information Commissioner's Office has issued guidance on the changes.
The lists below show all the cookies that are set by this website and the third-party services that we use.
Essential website cookies:
Performance and functionality cookies:
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.
Analytics and customization cookies:
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Websites for you.
These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
These are cookies that have not yet been categorized. We are in the process of classifying these cookies with the help of their providers.