Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next. The next time you visit the website using that device the details of your previous visit are remembered. Cookies help us maintain the performance of the website and allow us to remember your preferences and make improvements based on visitor statistics.
The categories of cookies we use on the website and the function they perform is listed below.
Most web browsers allow you to manage which cookies you accept via their settings – you can normally use the ‘Help’ functionality on your browser to find out how it handles cookies, or visit the site you downloaded it from for more information.
General Information about cookies
Managing Analytics Cookies
Google analytics provide a browser plugin to prevent their analytics cookies being placed https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or you can use your browser settings to disallow analytics cookies.