A cookie is a small text file that our Websites store on your web browser and can later retrieve. These allow us to distinguish you from other users of the websites, however this information does not allow us to identify you personally and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided us with Personal Information.
You can surf the websites anonymously and access information without revealing your identity. However, in order to provide a better service, we use “cookies”; some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the websites to operate, others help us to provide you with a better browsing experience. Occasionally, we also use ‘analytical’ cookies which allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our websites and see how visitors move around the websites. This helps us to improve the way our websites work, for example, by ensuring that visitors can easily find what they need, and by telling us what features of the websites are most popular.
You may find the idea of a website storing information on your computer or mobile device a bit intrusive. You may delete and block all or some cookies, but parts of our websites may not then work. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings, for example you can set up your web browser to inform you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit the All About Cookies website.
In certain cases, our websites may also employ flash cookies. Flash cookies are used to improve and enhance your web browsing experience. Click Here for further details about flash cookies. Click Here to adjust your preferences for flash cookies.
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:
- Microsoft Cookie Guides
- Cookies setting for Microsoft Explorer
- Cookie setting for Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari and iOS
- Your Online Choice
- Information Commissioner’s Office