What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files sent by a website to a web browser and contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. This enables the website to identify and track the web browser. Cookies can, among other functions, enable a website to recognise a device each time it visits, remember user preferences and recommend content.
Different cookies do different things and some are essential to the operation of a website, whilst others are not. The different types of cookie are:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website such as your account profile.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and to track how visitors move around our website when using it.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website, enabling us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visits to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website, and the advertising displayed on it (to the extent such is displayed), more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information (in anonymised form) with third parties for this purpose.
will apply to our processing of that personal information.
What cookies do we use?
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below: