A “cookie” is a small piece of information sent by a web server to store on a web browser so it can later be read back from that browser. This is useful for having the browser remember some specific information.
Cookies are used by almost all web sites, for a variety of purposes:
- Analysis of visitor behaviour (known as ‘analytics’)
- To personalise pages and remember visitor preferences
- To manage shopping carts in online stores
- To track people across web sites and deliver targeted advertising
Google Analytics – These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.We use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience.
A session cookie is set which is used to enable core site functionality. They do not contain any personal information and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
We may use a session cookie for site functionality e.g. To remember your log-in for you and what you’ve put in a shopping basket. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality to the site will be broken.
Most web browsers allow you to manage or delete your cookies by accessing the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org