What Are Cookies
A cookie is a small file that is downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. It allows the website to remember actions taken on the site and set preferences over a period of time.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
- to recognise your computer when you visit our website,
- to track you as you navigate our website,
- to improve the website’s usability i.e. our Live Chat application to answer questions you have in real time
- to analyse the use of our website – such as how many people visit us each day,
- in the administration of our website
- When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
- In Internet Explorer 11 you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, select the “Privacy” tab and, locate “Advanced” under Settings and choose if you want to allow, block or be promoted for first and third-party cookies.
- In Microsoft Edge click on the three dots icon in the top right-hand corner and select “Settings”. Locate “View advanced settings”. In the “Cookies” section you will find a drop-down menu where you can select “Block only third-party cookies” or “Block all cookies”. You will then have to re-start Microsoft Edge.
- In Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and unchecking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.
- In Google Chrome you can adjust your cookie permissions by clicking on the three dots icon in the top right-hand corner of your browser screen, selecting “Settings” from near the bottom of the drop-down list, then clicking on “Advanced” near the bottom. This should open options. In the “Privacy” section, click “Content Settings” and disable cookies by selecting “Block site from setting any data”. Click “Done” to save your preferences.
- On Safari on Apple OS X click on the Safari menu, then “Preferences” then “Privacy”. Under “Accept Cookies” unselect the “Always allow” option.
- For Opera choose “Settings”, “Quick Preferences” and uncheck “Enable Cookies”.
Disabling cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
Third Party Cookies
- This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
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