A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer or mobile phone which contains information that allows us to recognise that you have used our website before.
Cookies are safe and secure and are commonly used on websites.
A cookie typically contains:
- The name of the server the cookie was sent from
- The lifetime of the cookie
- A unique identifier (usually a number)
How cookies work
When you visit this website, cookies are downloaded to your device. The website server sends the cookie in order to recognise you when you return to the site or browse from page to page. Only the server that sends a cookie can read it, and therefore use, that cookie.
This file is stored on your computer (or phone's) hard drive. All websites can send a cookie to your browser if your browser settings allow it. Many websites do this to track online traffic flow.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be categorised from their life span:
- Session or temporary cookies: these cookies expire when you close your browser or when the session times out
- Persistent or permanent cookies: these are usually stored on your hard disk and survive across multiple sessions but have a longer expiration date
Controlling or deleting cookies
You can easily control and disable cookies through your browser settings. All browsers are different, so visit all about cookies website to find out more.
Cookies we use
Due to the limited nature of this website, the only cookies used are the following:
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