What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that web servers give to browsers to store on users' machines (computers, tablets or mobile devices). They enable the website to recognise requests as coming from the same browser. Cookies are designed to allow the website to recognise its users on subsequent visits, or to authorise other designated websites to recognise these users for a particular purpose. Cookies can be essential for the operation of an application or to improve the user experience. They can also be used to track user behaviour.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use four types of cookies:
By clicking "OK" or "Accept", a permanent cookie will be set on your machine to remember your preference, subject to you managing and changing your cookie settings (see "Managing cookies" below).
In your web browser (for example, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari), you can control which types of cookies you allow. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. You can turn cookies on or off using your browser's settings and you can also delete cookies and clear your browser's cache (also known as your internet viewing history). Visit the 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu on your browser to change settings, and check the following links for more browser-specific information:
The Information Commissioner has also provided guidance: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/.
Google Advertising cookies
We may use Google Ads Cookies, Google AdWord's conversion tracking pixel and/or Google Ads remarketing to advertise, track and record events on our website and apps for analytics, audience creation and remarketing and retargeting of adverts. For further information, see https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en.
We may use Twitter Pixel to track and record events on our websites for analytics, audience creation and retargeting of adverts. For further information, see Twitter's privacy statement (https://twitter.com/en/privacy).
Last updated: 3 February 2020