What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our Website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies will not collect information that identifies you, but will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our Website.
What sort of cookies does our Website use?
Generally, our cookies perform up to three different functions:
Essential cookies: Some cookies are essential for the operation of our Website. If you opt to disable these cookies, you will not be able to access or use all of the features that our Website incorporates.
Performance Cookies: We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our Website and to monitor performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.
Functionality Cookies: We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you use our Website, and recall your customisation preferences.
Can you block cookies?
As we have explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our Website.