What are cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer (or mobile device) by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Typically, they are used to, for example, remember your log-in details, collect statistics to allow the website owners to optimise website performance and functionality, deliver marketing based on your interests, and more.
Why are cookies useful
Our cookies help us to:
- Allow our websites to function correctly, and as you would expect
- Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook
- Tailor the contents of our sites to help you get what you need, faster
- Provide an interactive chat facility, which improves your experience of using our website
- Monitor and analyse the usage and performance of our websites, so that by targeted improvements we can provide you with a better experience
- Make our marketing more efficient, so allowing us to provide you with more relevant information and at the lowest cost possible
Further information about cookies
If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, including blocking their use, please visit www.aboutcookies.org .
If you’d like to opt out of interest-based advertising cookies, then you could look at the Network Advertising Initiative website at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/
And for much more information, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office, at ico.org.uk
Please note that we are not responsible for the content of these, or other, external websites.