What are cookies
Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date. Cookies register the information you provide through your browser. Cookies are harmless. We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit https://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.
You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
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First Party/Analytics Cookies
These are cookies that are set by this website directly.
You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html
Third Party or Social Cookies
These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.
How to manage cookies in your browser
Our cookies do not store financial information, or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). Cookies simply allow our website to retrieve this information in order to personalise and improve your experience of our website.
However, if you wish to restrict, block or delete cookies you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Please bear in mind that if you do this, certain personalised features of this website cannot be provided to you.
Most modern browsers will allow you to:
· See what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis.
· Block third party cookies.
· Block cookies from particular sites.
· Block all cookies from being set.
· Delete all cookies when you close your browser.
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. Ironically, this includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. Also, if you block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all.
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off separately. This is discussed in more detail below.
The links below take you to the ‘Help' sections for each of the major browsers so that you can find out more about how to manage your cookies.