Cookies are small files that containing a string of letters and numbers known as an identifier. This cookie file is sent by a web server to the web browser. Cookies are stored on your hardware by the web browser. The cookies identifier will sent back to the web server every time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be either “session” i.e. only exist whilst you are connected t0 the website or “permanent” where, the cookie will be stored by the web browser and will remain until a pre set expiry date or, it is deleted by the user before that date.
Cookies do not normally contain any information that personally identifies a user. However, personal information that we, with your consent, store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
To identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate it – for example on your first visit we will show you our cookies policy and ask you to confirm acceptance the next time you visit the cookie will know you have already confirmed your acceptance and prevent the policy being shown again.
To help us to determine if you are logged into our website
To help preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services.
To help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you
To help us understand the usage and performance of our website.
You can choose to block cookies and delete them. You will find information regarding this at your browsers help pages. Please be aware however that, blocking cookies can impact adversely on the correct functioning of the websites with some features not being available.