What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that websites place on the device you're using to browse the site. Cookies are commonly used to record some aspect of your visit to a site, such as choices you've made or preferences you've set during your visit.
Keeping your personal information safe
Our cookies do not store personal information such as your name, address, phone number, email or IP address in a format that can be read by others. The cookies we use cannot read or search your computer, smartphone or web-enabled device to obtain information about you or your family, or read any material kept on your hard drive.
How to manage and switch off cookies
Your web browser provides settings that allow you to manage or switch off cookies. If you do switch off cookies, remember that you may not be able to use all of the services on our websites.
You can find out more about managing and switching off cookies at the independent website www.allaboutcookies.org.
The types of cookies we use on this site
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential for our online services and tools to work. They collect or record information that we need to make our site work.
These cookies only last for a single browsing session – when you leave our site, they are removed.
These cookies help us to monitor and improve how our website works.
Common uses for this type of cookie include:
- collecting information about which pages visitors go to most often
- noting if visitors get any error messages from web pages
- understanding which links visitors like to follow and which they choose not to.
- The information collected using these cookies is anonymous and cannot be used to identify an individual visitor.