- personalise the website for our users
- prevent fraud
- analyse the use of the website
- improve the website's usability
- administer the website
- improve the security of the website
- track users as they navigate the website.
What are cookies
A cookie is a file containing an identifier a string of letters and numbers that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
Managing your cookies settings
Most browsers allow you to changing your settings and preferences for cookies. Use the links below to take a look at individual browser settings:
Internet explorer - our website only supports IE9 or above
- Internet Explorer
- Safari (IOS)
If you are using a browser we have not included above please refer to their website and support services.