What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny ’text files’ of letters and numbers that are downloaded in your computer/smartphone/tablet while you’re surfing a website. They are transferred between the website’s server and your Internet browser to allow the website to distinguish you from other users, remember actions you’ve made and provide you with content that is relevant to you.
- Remember your login and store your preferences as you travel through our site
- Help us understand who is visiting our website and how they interact with it.
- Giving you a better, more personalised experience
To deliver targeted information that might be of interest to you. For example we might use your IP addresses to display content of interest based on your location.
How do I change my cookie settings?
To help enable you to choose what cookies are stored we have split them out in to three areas; functional, analytics & performance and marketing. The strictly necessary functional cookies can't be turned off, however these can be turned off in your browser, find out more. You can however choose to turn on or off the others below. You can also manage what cookies are stored on your computer directly by setting your browser to accept or reject certain cookies. Blocking some types of cookies may mean you can’t use all the services or features on our sites.
Third-party cookies are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. Some of our pages may also contain content from other sites like YouTube, which may set their own cookies. If you share a link to a page on one of our sites, the platform you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser. We have no control over third-party cookies – you can turn them off, but not through us.
Editing your cookie preferences will not remove any existing cookies from your browser, it will only affect the way cookies are used in future.