A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g., a computer or smartphone) when you access a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions. Most browsers support Cookies, but you can set your preferences to decline them and delete them whenever you like. Cookies allow our site to remember your preferences and play an important role in making the site work better for you. To some extent, cookies can be seen as providing a “memory” for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.
A visit to our website may generate “first-party” cookies and “third-party” cookies. Third-party cookies are only generated with your agreement. We use third-party cookies to provide enhanced site functionality such as embedded video content.
We use the following cookies and similar technologies:
- Strictly necessary cookies.These cookies are essential for the operation of our website and online tools or services. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into private areas of our website.
- Performance/Statistics cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. We have configured our analytics solution to preserve our visitor’s privacy, such as for example – anonymising IP addresses. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functional cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences, for example your username, language or text size. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
The tables below explain the cookies we use and why we use them.
Other ways to manage cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.