What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer or mobile device. It allows a web site to remember your preferences and settings when using the site.
When you visit our web site the servers reads your cookie file to understand your individual preferences and settings (this is the only server that can access the cookie information). Each cookie is unique to your web browser.
Why are cookies essential?
Cookies are vital for certain functionality to operate correctly on this site. From keeping you logged in during your visit to stopping you from having to re-enter information into forms, cookies are a crucial way to deliver a smooth browsing experience.
We also use analytics cookies to measure the performance of the web site by collecting information about how many visitors we have and how they use the web site.
What happens if I turn them off?
If you turn cookies off some features of this web site may not work correctly. Additionally, we may not be able to track the performance and usage of this web site accurately to ensure best service for you in the future.
How to turn them off?
If you feel that cookies are too intrusive, most modern web browsers allow you to delete cookies when you close the browser, disable cookies from third parties and block cookies altogether.
Go to your browser settings/preferences and you will be able to update these settings under the privacy tab.
You can find out more about cookies at the following web sites:
ico.org.uk – Information Commissioner’s Office
www.allaboutcookies.org – All About Cookies
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie – More technical information
You may also be interested in our privacy statement.