A cookie is a small data file that is sent to your computer or other device from a website and is stored in your computer’s hard drive when you visit that website.
There are different types of cookies which are used to do different things. These include letting you navigate between different pages on a website efficiently, remembering preferences you have given and helping us to identify ways to improve your overall site experience. Others are used to provide you with advertising which is more tailored to your interests, or to measure the number of site visits and the most popular pages users visit.
Broadly, there are two different types of browser cookie, (i) session cookies, which are stored in the computer’s memory during a user’s browsing session and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed or the session is deemed to have ended; and (ii) persistent cookies, which are stored on the user’s computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies can be used to retain user preferences for a particular website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions.
Cookies enable us to customise our website and what we offer you so we can deliver a better online service.
– Whether you are logged in to your account – name and demographic
– Browser settings and plug ins
– Storing information about usage of our website
We will not sell or share your personal information to third parties.
To find out more about cookies in general either search in Google or visit aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org (which is run by the IBA Europe).
A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at www.youronlinechoices.eu. The guide contains an explanation of the Internet Advertising Bureau’s self-regulatory scheme to allow you greater control of the advertising you see.