What you should know about cookies
Cookies are packets of data exchanged between websites and web browsers that are commonly used to authenticate and track individual users and their activities online. Websites set and store cookies as small text or data files on user devices.
With the exception of the session cookie, which is normally saved in temporary memory only for as long as a web browser window or tab remains open, a cookie is transmitted between the browser and website with each subsequent visit by the user until the cookie expires or is deleted. The information contained in persistent cookies of this kind can be used to present content, which may or may not be personalised, to individual users faster and more efficiently than would otherwise be the case.
Cookies are also used to record browsing activity. Websites may use this information to analyse their traffic and evaluate the performance of webpages. Third-party cookies (those belonging to a domain that is different from the website on which they are set) are often used to monitor browsing activities or the performance of advertisements. In contrast, third-party reporting tools such as Google Analytics tend to use first-party (same domain) cookies. This is significant because a number of web browsers, extensions and apps block third-party cookies.
You should note that third-party cookies may be flagged by antivirus, antispyware or antimalware software, but they are not viruses; they cannot be used to execute code on your device.
What you need to know about our cookies
The cookies we use, including their names and functions, are listed below.
||If we serve content to you in any language other than English by default, it’s because of this cookie.
|We use Google Analytics to gather valuable information on how visitors use our site. Please click here to learn how Google safeguards your data.
These cookies are used to improve our service to you. Details obtained from them help us to understand how visitors interact with our website. We may also use the information to personalise content for individuals and groups. The cookies we use do not store personally identifiable data that can be accessed by third parties.
Our policy on cookies
By using our website, you give your consent to accepting our cookies. We may add or remove cookies from the list above at any time without notice. If you would like to manage which cookies you receive from us, you can adjust your web browser settings for Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Opera. You can also opt out of Google Analytics (on all websites) by installing a browser add-on.
Please note that we do not accept responsibility for the veracity, relevance or usefulness of any advice or information provided on external websites, nor do we accept liability for any damage, loss or harm resulting from your use of them.