What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device (computer, tablet or mobile phone) when you visit a website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
What cookies do we use?
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on our website. The types of cookies we use include:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually set in response to actions made by you that amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms.
- Functionality cookies: These are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our website, but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
- Performance cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
How can I control cookies?
You may also opt out of certain third-party cookies through dedicated opt-out programs. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, you can visit:www.allaboutcookies.org.