What are cookies?
A cookie is a digital token. It is a text file that holds information that can be remembered by a web browser. When you surf from one webpage or website to the next, the internet browser you use will create cookies that are stored in your computer. It is like a bookmark. It helps the websites remember you the next time you return.
What cookies are not
The types of cookies collected
- Session cookies. They last during a single visit. They expire and don’t retain your details as soon as you close your web browser. These temporary cookies are then removed from your computer.
- Persistent cookies. They are saved in your computer by your web browser even after you log out or close the browser. The purpose of this is so that the cookie remembers your visit to a website, or can memorise your details when you return log in or re-enter a web form. You can set the expire date of persistent cookies. Or you can clean your browser history to remove persistent cookies.
- Persistent cookies: They are used to remember when a previous visitor returns to the website. This way, you can log out, or close your browser and come back to our website and still can log in using details a website memorises during your earlier visit. With these cookies, you can access our website without having to log in every time.
Who else capture cookies
Third parties such as advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. We have no control over this. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.
What to do if you don’t want cookies
Please update your web browser preferences or surf using incognito mode.
More on cookies
- Information Commissioner’s Office: http://www.ico.org.uk
- About Cookies (Out-Law by Pinsent Masons): http://www.aboutcookies.org