What are cookies?
There is a technology called “cookies” which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a web site by distinguishing you from other users. A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer system. This element of data is a piece of text file of letters and number, not a program, that we store on your browser or hard drive of your computer if you agree. The site can only access the information from a cookie sent by the site. We cannot access other cookies sent by other web sites or the information contained therein. Additionally, we cannot learn your email address or any other information about you through the use of a cookie. The only way we would learn such information is if you specifically submit that information to us.
- To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
- To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our websites according to your individual interests.
- To speed up your searches.
- To recognise you when you return to our websites.
May I decline to accept a cookie?
You may decline to accept cookies sent by the site by selecting an option on your browser to reject cookies or you can also use the cookie panel to make your choice. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all parts of our site.
What benefits do I receive from cookies?