Information on cookie
Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer or mobile device by the web browser. A cookie will usually expire after a certain period of time.
The data stored allows the website, or third-parties to recognise you and tailor content based on your previous activity on the site.
Type of Cookie we use on our website
service. In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties’ cookies to
report usage statistics of the website.
- To track how visitors reach our site and the path they take through it to help us improve our
service to you.
- To monitor and manage our Website traffic.
- To understand how our marketing campaigns and promotions are working to improve our site
design, offers and promotions.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use the following types of cookies:
|Type of cookie||Name of cookies||Description of its purpose|
|Session||A session cookie for a website only exists whilst the user is reading or navigating the website. When the user closes|
their web browser these cookies are usually removed.
|Persistent||A persistent cookie for a website exists on a user’s computer until a future date. For example, the cookie expiry date could be set at 1-year and each time a website is accessed over this period the website could access the cookie.|
|Secure||A secure cookie can only be used via HTTPS. This ensures the cookie data is encrypted, reducing the exposure to cookie theft via eavesdropping.|
|Third Party||First-party cookies are cookies set with the same domain (or its subdomain) as your browser’s address bar. Thirdparty cookies are cookies set with domains different from the one shown on the address bar. The web pages on the first domain may feature content from a third-party domain, e.g. an advert run by www.advertexample.com. Privacy setting options in most modern browsers allow you to block third-party tracking cookies.|
What to do if you don’t want cookies in place?
If you wish not to have cookies in place, you can modify your browser settings which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to disable cookies on a wide variety of browsers.