What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of information that websites may store on your computer to help carry out various useful functions, such as:
- Remembering your login or shopping basket selections when returning to a site, or across multiple sites, to save you having to re-enter this information every time
- Remembering personalisation of a site such as selecting the content you want to view or which page should be your default landing page
- Tracking your use of a site so the website owner can work out how to more effectively target their content to their customers and see where their site may need improvement
It's important to understand that cookies don't hold financial information and when used for website tracking they are simply tracking your use, not your personal data. For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
What cookies are used on this site?
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this website. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use. You can however prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this).