In the Power of Personal we talk about the need for cake.
Here we need to talk about cookies. But not the edible type!
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of data, which are downloaded to your device by websites that you visit such as ours. Cookies usually improve your experience of using a website, for example, by remembering your preference settings and tracking your use of a website so that it can be improved to meet your needs they also provide us with useful information
In certain jurisdictions, including the UK and European Union, websites need your consent for cookies unless the they are strictly necessary to provide services to you.
You can set your cookie preferences using your browser. Many browsers provide information regarding cookies through their 'Help' menu, and additional information may be found online.
Unless the cookie is a strictly necessary cookie, you can withdraw your consent to our cookies at any time even if you have previously consented. Although, please do remember that if you do not consent to our functionality cookies, parts of our websites will not work. So we may send you prompts which allow you to consent to a cookie you may have previously rejected.
The table below explains what cookies we use on our website, why we use them and whether they are strictly necessary or another type of cookie e.g. "functionality" or "performance" cookies. We also state in the table whether a cookie is a "persistent" or "session" cookie.
Persistent cookies remain on your device between browsing sessions. They are activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
We use information from cookies for purposes which may include:
identifying returning users;
enabling you to move around our website more easily;
tracking your use of our website to better develop our website in accordance with your requirements; and
building up a demographic profile.
You can delete cookies from your hard drive at any time. This will mean that any settings such as your stored username and password will need to be reset. You can also set your internet browser so that it will not allow cookies to be stored on your computer. This may reduce functionality of some or all of the website, preventing access to registered only areas, meaning that certain features or content may not be available to you. Further information on how to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer can be found in the ‘Help’ menu of your internet browser.