What are cookies for?
Using your browser to control cookies
Most browsers allow you to view, manage, delete and block cookies for a website. Be aware that if you delete all cookies, then any preferences you’ve set will be lost, including the ability to opt-out from subsequent cookies as this function itself requires an opt-out cookie to be set on your device. Guidance on how to control cookies for common browsers is linked below.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Managing analytics cookies
You can opt out of having your anonymised browsing history within our websites or applications recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service providers, and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt out of their analytics cookies by clicking on following links:
Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Types of cookies
- ‘Session’ cookies only stay in your browser during your browser session, i.e. until you leave the website.
- ‘Persistent’ cookies stay in your browser after the session (unless you delete them).
- ‘Performance’ cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as the webpages you visited and any error messages. They don’t collect personally identifiable information, and the information collected is aggregated in such a way that it’s anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.
- ‘Functionality’ cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customised pages) or enable services such as commenting on a blog.