A cookie is a small amount of data created by a website and stored by the web browser you use. Its purpose is to remember information about you. The most common purpose is to store login information for a specific site. Where you check a box that says, "Remember me" the website will generate a cookie once you successfully log in. Each time you revisit the website, you may only need to enter your password or you might not need to log in at all. There are two types of cookie, session and persistent. Session cookies are temporary and are removed when the browser is closed. These types of cookies are often used by e-commerce sites to store items placed in your shopping basket. Persistent cookies are designed to keep data for an extended period of time. A persistent cookie is created with an expiration date, which may be anywhere from a few days to several years in the future. Once the expiration date is reached, the cookie is automatically deleted. Persistent cookies are what allow websites to "remember you" for two weeks, one month, or any other amount of time.
Essential cookies - no permission required
Strictly necessary cookies: these are required for our website to function; for example, cookies enabling you to log into secure areas of our website.
stored on your device where we have given you notice and you have provided your implicit consent to such storage by clicking accept and close to our cookie banner and/or the continued use of our websites
- Analytical/performance cookies: these allow us to recognise and count visitor numbers and see how they navigate the website. This helps us identify improvements; for example, speeding up searches.
- Functionality cookies: these recognise you when you return to our website, enabling us to personalise content for you and remember preferences (for example, your region).
Our CookiesBelow is a list of domains we use to track cookies:
Our Essential Cookies
These cookies let you use all the different parts of our websites. Without them, services that you’ve asked for can’t be provided. Some examples of how we use these cookies are:
- Signing into your account
- Remembering actions you’ve already taken, such as text you’ve entered into a form
- Remembering security settings that affect access to certain content
Our Non-Essential Cookies
“Remember My Details” box is presented on some of our website pages. By ticking the box you will give us permission to store a cookie on your device that will remember the details you have entered and therefore will save you time in the future when you have to enter them again. This cookie is stored on your device for 6 months and only users of the device have direct access to this information; we will not see these details. You can un-tick the box at any time to ensure the device “forgets” your details.
We do not use targeting cookies.