Find out more about cookies and how we use them
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files of letters and numbers that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Why do we use them?
Cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. They also help us to resolve problems if things go wrong and understand how users use the site and improve your experience of using our the site.
Our cookies help us:
- make our website work as you would expect
- remember your settings during and between visits
- improve the speed and security of the site
- allow you to share pages with social networks like Twitter and Facebook
- continuously improve our website for you.
- collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- pass personally identifiable data to third parties.
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below. Alternatively view a full list of the cookies and their uses.
You can control the use and placing of any cookies on your computer through the settings you select on your internet browser.
You can change your browser settings to accept or refuse all cookies, choose which cookies you want or don't want, or ask to be notified when a cookie is set. You can use the help feature in your browser to see how.
However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site (and a large proportion of other websites), or you may experience reduced functionality when accessing certain services.
If you do not want this site to place a cookie on your browser and track your activity, you may browse the site using "Privacy Mode" in your web browser. To learn how to use privacy mode refer to the links below depending on the browser you use.
- InPrivate mode in Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Incognito mode in Google Chrome
- Private browsing mode in Mozilla FireFox
- Private browsing mode in Apple Safari.
More about our cookies
Social website cookies
So you can easily 'Like' or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies used by us:
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Anonymous visitor statistics cookies
View our list of cookies for more details about anonymous visitor cookies that we use.
List of cookies and their purposes
The following tables list and explain the purpose of the cookies that we use.