Cookies are parcels of text sent by a web server to a web client (usually a browser) and stored on your computer by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser session.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device, thereby improving the overall experience on our website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date. A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. For a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies
Cookies used on this website
We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.
In Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;
Iin Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of this website.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:
In Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files;
In Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.
Obviously, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of this website.