A cookie is a small file typically consisting of a string of letters and numbers that is sent by a web server to a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer) and stored by the browse on the machine of the user. This small file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies are used to distinguish and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to improve the experience for returning users.
The cookie banner that pops up the first time you visit one of our sites, will give details of the cookies that are being used on our sites at that time. We separate cookies into two types: essential and non-essential cookies.
Essential cookies are required to make the website function, cannot be disabled or blocked by you and do not require your consent.
On the other hand, you are able to manage, for example block, non-essential cookies either by managing the choices on our website cookie banner, or by managing them yourself via your browser options.
Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, effectively when the web browser is closed. A persistent cookie will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until a set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).
More information about cookies can be found here: The Cookie Law Explained
More information on how to block non-essential cookies and how to delete cookies from your device can be found here:
For information on how to do this on your smart mobile phone or tablet browser, please consult your device’s manual, or manufacturer.