Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They're used for many things, such as remembering whether you've visited the site before, so that you remain logged in - or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month. They contain information about the use of your computer but don't include personal information about you (they don't store your name, for instance).
1. Essential Cookies
These cookies are essential for the running of our websites. Without the use of these cookies parts of our websites would not function.
2. Analytical Performance Cookies
We use these types of cookies to monitor our websites performance and how their users may use it.
3. Functional Cookies
Functional cookies are used to remember your preferences on our websites. This can be anything from remembering your city in a weather forecast or saving your username.
4. Advertising Cookies/Third Party Cookies
We may collect information automatically when you visit the Website, using cookies. The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit.
You can choose, below, not to allow cookies. If you do, we can't guarantee that your experience with the Website will be as good as if you do allow cookies. You are not obliged to accept cookies and may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. The browser you use to surf the web not only allows you to see the cookies that you have got but also allows you to control their use.
You can control them by allowing them, deleting them individually or deleting all of them. You can also set your browser to not accept cookies altogether. If this option is selected, you should be aware that many websites will not function properly or at all. It may be possible to set your browser to not accept cookies and ask for your consent before each cookie is set on your device. This gives you control over what is set on your device, however has the drawback of slowing down your browsing experience.
These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser - remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one:
Internet Explorer 9
Useful information about Cookies
Further information about cookies can be found on the following websites:
All About Cookies
Your Online Choices
Information Comissioners Office
Direct Marketing Association
Microsoft Cookies Guide