What are Cookies?
Cookies are very small text files stored on your hard drive. They uniquely identify your computer and allow us to store information about your session on our website, improve website security and help us to customise your website experience. A unique user identity is created which ensures that you are not required to re-enter login details as you move throughout the website if logged in as a customer.
Cookies are used to assist us in making our website work more efficiently. We use them to remember your preferences, for example; the type of cookies that are activated on the site. These choices are available below. When you leave the site and come back to us this information can be reloaded from your computer thereby generally improving your user experience.
What types of Cookies are used on our website?
(i) Strictly Necessary/Essential Cookies
These cookies are Necessary/Essential for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
How do I change my cookie settings?
You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘Cookie settings” at the bottom of the left-hand page. You can then adjust advanced cookie settings by using the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.
Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers' instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use ("third party cookies"), or those from specific websites.
For more detailed information on cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.