What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your browser or the hard drive of your computer (or internet enabled device) by websites that you visit. Web browser cookies may store information such as your IP address or other identifier, your browser type and information about what you have viewed on the website. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work or work more efficiently and allow preferences and settings to be remembered for future visits. They also provide information to the owners of the sites allowing them to analyse how their services are used.
Emails may contain small transparent image files or lines of code to record how you interact with them. This information is used to allow senders to better analyse and improve use of their services.
Changing cookies settings
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. You can find out how to do this by clicking “help” on your browser menu. You should note that by blocking or deleting cookies certain parts of the Website may not function correctly. The following links provide details on how to manage cookies in each of the major web browsers
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
- Apple Safari
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
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. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.