- What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
- Types of cookies
The following describes the different types of cookies and what they do:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of a website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of a website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They help to recognise and count the number of visitors to a website and to see how visitors move around a website when they are using it. This helps to improve the way a website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise when you return to a website. This helps to personalise content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to a website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This helps to make a website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
- Cookies we use
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Analytical/performance cookies.||Google Analytics|
|To recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps determine popular search terms used with Google and popular pages amongst users within the website.|
|Targeting cookies.||Google Analytics|
|These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This helps to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.|
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