What are cookies?
A "cookie" is a small text file piece of information that may be stored on your computer or mobile device by your browser when you visit a website.
Why are they necessary?
Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies can be used to make your user experience of a site better by allowing the website to recognise your device and can be used from maintaining secure logins to remember you when you next visit the website.
What Cookies are used on this Website?
Our cookies may perform up to three different functions:
Cookies that are Strictly Necessary
These cookies allow us to identify registered users and ensure they can access their account and other secure pages. If a user opts to disable cookies, they will not be able to access all of the content that a registration entitles them to. For those users who not registered, a unique number will be stored to identify their device so that some parts of the content can be customised for them and so we know when they return.
Cookies to Improve Performance and Experience
These cookies are used to analyse how visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance or to help us correct any problems that they may be encountering. This means that we can offer a high quality experience by tracking which pages are most popular, customising other pages and information and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise.
Cookies to Provide Functionality
These cookies allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies may save you time by not having to type in your ID or email address every time you access the site, and store your custom preferences.
Can a website user block cookies?
Cookies help you to get the best out of websites however; you can choose to control most cookies through the privacy option in your browsers settings. Please be aware that if you do disable cookies for our websites, some parts of the site may not function correctly for you.
Links to external websites
Our website may contain links to other external websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you leave our site we encourage you to read the privacy and cookie statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.