What are cookies?
Cookies are an extremely common technology for remembering certain information about a visitor to a website. A cookie is a small text file, which often includes a unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web server and is then stored on the hard drive of the device you are using to browse the website.
Cookies save and retrieve pieces of information about your visit to our website, including how you entered the website, how you navigated through the website and what information and documentation was of interest to you. This means that when you return to our website, we can give you tailored options based on the information stored about you on your last visit.
You have the opportunity to set your devices to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time (see section below on how to control and delete cookies).
Cookies help us to understand how our customers and potential customers use our website so we can develop and improve the design, layout, content and function of our website and to tailor particular parts of our website to your needs.
Some of our cookies are used to simply collect information about how visitors use our website and these types of cookies collect the information in an anonymous form.
How to control and delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set on our website you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on our website.
To find out more about cookies, including seeing what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that our website may carry embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users to easily share articles with their contacts through a number of popular social networking sites. Those sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.