Last Updated: 26 June 2020
- A cookie is a small text file that is placed on the computer or mobile device that you are using to access the Website. Cookies are used by most websites to assist the website in personalising your user experience by gathering data on your preferences (e.g. which pages you find useful and which you do not) which it can use to help tailor the website’s operations to your needs, likes and dislikes. Cookies assist us in providing you with a better experience from the Website.
- Cookies do not provide access to your computer, device or your information, other than the data that you choose to share with us. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you prefer, you can usually manually alter your browser settings to reject them. Some functionality of the Website will not work if cookies are not accepted.
2. Cookie usage
- To authenticate your identity when you visit the Website;
- To check your status e.g. check whether you have logged in to the Website;
- To personalise the Website based on information that it has stored on your preferences;
- As an analysis tool to assess the performance and use of the Website;
- As part of our security measures e.g. blocking login credentials being used fraudulently;
- To store your preferences with regard to the use of the cookies.
- Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this Website and/or other sites on the internet.
4. Managing cookies
- You may opt out of Google’s personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings.
- Most browsers allow you to block or delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version.
- If you block all cookies it is likely to that that will have a negative impact upon the functionality of the Website as well as most other websites.
5. Contact us about cookies
- If you want to find out more or request information about our Cookie Notice use our Contact Us page.