What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your browser or hard drive of your computer by websites that you visit if you agree. They enable us to generate statistics about the number of visitors we have and how they use our website and the internet. They are also used to produce targeted advertising based on users’ behaviour and power statistics packages such as Google Analytics.
We use the following cookies:
- Session cookies. These are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser. They are used to store your browsing information while you are using our website and will be active until you leave the website and close your browser.
- Persistent cookies. Persistent cookies help us remember your information and settings for any future visits. This results in faster and more convenient access.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|These cookies are set to allow us to know the status of a user on our website and are used for things such as login routines and shopping baskets.
This cookie expires within a month from the date of your session.
|PHPSESSID||This cookie stores the identifier for your current session in PHP.
This cookie is removed at the end of your session.
|CSRF token||Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is an attack that forces a user to perform unwanted actions on a website (for example your data could be hijacked and used to perform tasks). This cookie is required to protect users from a CSRF attach and allows us to mask your data.|
|Google Analytics||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from, and the pages they have visited, the devices and browsers the visitor is using.
These cookies expire after 2 years.
Click here for more information on cookies set by Google Analytics
While most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can block cookies 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 our website.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
Please be aware that if you do not configure your browser you will accept cookies provided by this website.
Updates to this policy
We may revise this cookies policy at any time by amending this page. You must check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make