What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. Cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device when a website loads into the browser, they help a website to function effectively and be more secure. Cookies can help provide the best user experience to visitors by monitoring how a website performs, this in turn can be reviewed in what works effectively and where improvements are needed.
Cookies on this website are categorised below:
1. Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
2. Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular. This data may be used to optimise our website and make it easier for you to navigate. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
3. Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use or your preferences. We may also remember preferences such as text size, fonts and other customisable site elements. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is normally anonymised.
How do I control cookie preferences?
Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system. If you would like to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of this site.
In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.