Everyone loves a cookie!

What are cookies

When you use our websites, we place a small text file called a ‘cookie’ (made up of letters and numbers) on your computer, tablet or mobile phone’s storage device. Using cookies is a really common practice and helps us to give you the best experience possible on our websites. Cookies are completely harmless and can’t be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

Find out more about cookies on the Information Commissioner’s Officer (ICO) website.

Types of cookies:

Necessary – absolutely essential for the website to function properly. They ensure the basic functionalities and security features of the website.

Functional – help to perform certain functionalities like sharing on social media platforms content of the website on social media platforms, collecting feedback, and other third-party features.

Performance – Performance cookies are used to understand and analyse the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.

Analytics – Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

Advertisement – Used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customized ads.

Other – Other uncategorized cookies are those that are being analysed and have not been classified into a category as yet.

Managing your cookies

You’re able to view and delete the cookies stored on your computer/laptop, tablet or mobile phone and if you want to you can prevent cookies from being stored on your device in the future. Information about how to do this can be found in your internet browser’s ‘Help’ pages, or alternatively, find out more about how to control your cookies on the ICO’s website.

Managing cookies in your browser

You can control which types of cookies you allow in your web browser. You can turn cookies on or off using your browser’s settings. You can also remove cookies and clear your browser’s history.

The following links describe how you can change your cookie settings in the popular browsers:

Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge

Third-party cookies

Other websites may set cookies while you browse our websites, usually if you’re already logged into your accounts with them. These are often, but not always, social media accounts and part of the reason they use cookies is so that you can use the buttons on our website to share pages that interest you. These cookies also help us understand how people are using and interacting with our websites and we use this information to improve our websites and online advertising.

Please note that we have no control over these third-party cookies and pixels, and you should check the relevant third-party websites for more information about these.