What are cookies? A cookie is a small piece of data, stored in a text file on your device’s hard drive when a website is loaded in your browser. They are widely used to remember you and your preferences, either for a single visit (‘session cookies’) or multiple repeat visits (‘persistent cookies’).
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from our website on to their computer’s hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system, if available, upon their first visit.
The cookie data that we collect may be used to:
- Customise the content on our website and to help to understand a visitor’s current and future needs.
- Process any requests you may make.
- Aid internal administration and analysis.
Third party cookies
We may use websites such as YouTube, Facebook or Twitter and you may be sent cookies from them. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them. These websites may also use web beacons or tracking pixels, which are commonly found in advertising to track the effectiveness of adverts. These are not stored on your device in the same way as cookies. If you disable cookies, the web beacons may still load but their functionality will be restricted.
As some of these services may be based outside of the UK and the European Union, they may not fall under the jurisdiction of UK courts. If you are concerned about this you can change your cookie settings (see above).