What Are Cookies?
A Cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either “persistent” Cookies or “session” Cookies: a persistent Cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session Cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but PII that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from Cookies.
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies
Third Party Cookies
- This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These Cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics Cookies, see Google’s Cookies Policy.
- We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, social media sites including Facebook and Twitter, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept Cookies and to delete Cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser and from version to version. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting Cookies for the most popular browsers here:
Be aware that disabling Cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling Cookies will result in loosing certain functionality and features when browsing this website. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable Cookies.