A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website and they are used for purposes including tracking visitor use of the website; recognising you whenever you visit this website; obtaining information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet; carrying out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our visitor requirements and interests; targeting our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively; and making your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
Session cookies will be deleted from your computer (or other electronic device) when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer (or other electronic device) until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
How to turn off cookies
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.