What is a cookie?
Cookies are small data files that your browser places on your computer or device. Cookies help your browser navigate a website and the cookies themselves cannot collect any data stored on your computer or your files. When a server uses a web browser to read cookies they can help a website deliver a more user-friendly service. To protect your privacy, your browser only gives a website access to the cookies it has already sent to you.
Some of the cookies we use are session cookies and only last until you close your browser, others are persistent cookies which are stored on your computer for longer. The types of cookies we use are the following:
Session cookies – to allow you to proceed through many pages of a site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new page you visit.
Technical cookies – These cookies are required for the proper functioning and operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
Functional cookies – Used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to remember your preferences, such as language or region, which remain as your default settings when you revisit the website.
How are third party cookies used?
How do I reject and delete cookies?