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Websites must get consent to send cookies to your computer or mobile device unless the cookies are strictly necessary to provide services to you. By accepting our Terms of Service and using our Site, you are accepting our cookies. Unless the cookie is a strictly necessary cookie, you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Although, please do remember that if you do not consent to our functionality cookies, parts of our Site will not work.
The table below explains what cookies we use on our website, why we use them and whether they are strictly necessary or another type of cookie e.g. “functionality” or “performance” cookies. We also state in the table whether a cookie is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. The difference is that:
- Persistent cookies remain on your device between browsing sessions. They are activated each time you visit a website that created that particular cookie. For example, where a “persistent cookie” is used on a website to remember your log-in details, you will not need to enter those details each time you visit that website.
- Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
|Cookie||Status||Purpose||Persistent / session|
|Analytical/ performance cookies||They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
These cookies do not identify any individual user.
|Functionality cookies||These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to remember your preferences.||Persistent|