What are Cookies?
Cookies are little data files that are placed onto the hardware device which you use to browse the internet (e.g. your Computer, Smartphone or Tablet, your “device”) by websites that you visit. Cookies contain information about your visits to that website and the purpose of cookies is to enable our websites to remember you, and your browsing habits, when you visit it again in the future.
Cookies perform many different functions, from remembering that you are logged in during visits to what user preferences you may have selected. They also help us to identify which of our web pages are the most popular and what type of journey a visitor has through our site.
What Cookies are used by this Site?
- Session cookies
- Session and permanent cookies
- Anonymous permanent cookies
- Cookie to individually identify users who have logged in
- Third party cookies
- First party cookies
This table sets out the cookies we use and is updated with current cookies.
Web beacons are usually 1 pixel size transparent images that help website owners track the activity of users on certain website pages. They can also send the tracking server (ie. us, or our technology partners) information in cookies – such as whether an HTML email with a web beacon in it has been opened. We use web beacons together with cookies to help us understand how you interact with our website and the emails we send you, to help us improve your experience, to ensure that content is relevant to you, and to better manage our website and email content.
Further details on web beacons, and how to manage them, can be found here.
How can I opt out of cookies?
You can find more detailed information about cookies (including how to manage their use via your browser) on the Information Commissioner’s website and at www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You can also use the settings provided in the cookie banner when you first use the site to set your cookie preferences or by visiting Cookie Preferences.