What are cookies?
What types of cookies do we use?
We use two main types of cookie:
- Session cookies: These only exist while your browser is open. When you shut it, they are automatically deleted.
- Permanent cookies: These stay around even once you've shut your browser. They help us recognise you when you return to our site.
Some of these cookies are served to your computer or device by us, and some by third party service providers that we use.
These cookies are necessary to provide you with many of our site's services and features. Without them, important parts of the site (such secure account logins) wouldn't work.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.This data is aggregated, meaning none of it identifies the users it relates to. It helps us understand things like how many people are visiting the site and how they reached us.
These cookies allow our site to remember choices you make (like your user name, your region and any customisations you've made to elements such as text size or font).They may also be needed to enable functions such as videos or blog comments. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity across other websites.
On your browser: Generally cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on our website and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the Information Commissioner's Office website which offers guidance on how you can control cookies for all modern browsers.