Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. There are two main types: ‘session’ and ‘persistent’. ‘Session’ cookies are temporary and only remain in the cookie file of your computer until you close your browser, when they are deleted. ‘Persistent’ cookies are stored permanently on your computer until they either expire or are deleted. We use both types.
Cookies are widely used to enable the collection of information, to enable navigation around a website or to make websites work, or work more efficiently. To enhance a user’s experience cookies can also be used to remember information so you do not have to retype it each time you visit a website, for example your name and email address, or to remember preferences like the language in which the website is displayed.
Most web browsers are usually set up to accept cookies. You can delete cookies and you can usually adjust your browser so that your computer rejects cookies, but please note if you disable cookies you will not be able to register or log on to secure areas on our site. Information about cookies and how to reject them can be found from the Information Advertising Bureau at All About Cookies