What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognise and remember you. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. When you visit our sites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.
We use three types of cookies:
Basic – cookies that are essential to provide you with services you have requested. For example, these include the cookies that make it possible for you to make comments. If you set your browser to block these cookies, then these functions and services will not work for you.
Performance - cookies which measure how often you visit our sites and how you use them. We use this information to get a better sense of how our users engage with our content and to improve our site, so that users have a better experience. We also use third-party cookies to help with performance. Google Analytics cookie gives us information such as your browsing patterns.
Functionality – cookies that are used to recognise you and remember your preferences or settings when you return to our site, so that we can provide you with a more personalised experience