What is a cookie?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user’s hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tells a website when the user has returned.

Why are cookies used?

The function of cookies is to make using a website faster, easier and more enjoyable. If cookies weren’t used, it would be difficult for websites to retain a user’s preferences, for example, remembering registration details for the next time a user logs in. We use cookies to help us improve our website content and performance. Cookies do not store personal or confidential information about you.

Cookies used on this website

This website uses the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our website and to enable you to use certain features of our website. Without these cookies, we cannot provide you certain services on our website.

Functionality cookies

These cookies are used to provide you with a more personalized experience on our website and to remember choices you make when you use our website. For example, we may use functionality cookies to remember your language preferences or remember your login details.

Tracking and performance cookies

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web. It helps us to understand how people use our site and ways that we can improve the user experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

How to control or delete cookies

The cookies we use are intended to make your visits to our site quicker and easier but should you wish to control or delete the cookies, please go to the ‘Cookie preferences’ button on the bottom right of this website and select ‘Change my preferences’. To delete them from your browser, go to www.aboutcookies.org for more detailed information.​