Cookies and How We Use Them
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.
Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit. All cookies used by this website are used in accordance with the current Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.
- analyse our web traffic using an analytics package – aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions
- identify whether you are signed into our website – a cookie allows us to check whether you are signed into the site
- store information about your preferences – the website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting
- to recognise when you return to our website – we may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.