Cookies and how we use them
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on to your computer or mobile device when you first visit a website or page. They are used for a number of reasons, such as remembering whether you have visited the site before, so that you can remain logged in. They contain information about the use of your computing device but don’t include any personal information about you.
- make the Website easier for you to use
- improve the speed and security of the Website
- allow you to share our pages on social networks
- provide us with information about how the Website is used so that we can make improvements to the Website
- analyse web traffic. 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.
- collect any personal information about you (without your express permission);
- collect any sensitive information;
- pass data to any advertising networks;
- pass personal data to third parties.
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.
We may use the following types of cookies on the Website:
- Session cookies – these are only stored temporarily and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
- Google Analytics – we may use Google Analytics to measure how our site is used by visitors and to generate reports for our own use. Google Analytics does not collect any personal information about you.
- Third party cookies – some of our pages feature YouTube videos and feeds from Twitter. These third party features may use numerous cookies (by default we block these cookies)
However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.
To learn more about cookies and how they are used, visit All About Cookies.