A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we saw on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer‘s hard drive.
Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website and your use of it. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log in to secure areas of our website, such as (our online portal). The cookies we use are “session” cookies. These are temporary cookies which are destroyed when you close your browser, as opposed to “persistent cookies” which will remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from the cache. When you close the browser and go back to the website it will not recognise any of your data. You will have to log back in to retrieve your settings/personalised information. And the session cookie will be generated, which will store your browsing information and will be active until you leave the site and close your browser.
They allow websites to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps to improve content and the way website work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
These are used to recognise you when you return to a website. This enables people to personalise content for you, reach you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region), as well as speeding up your access to the website as you do not have to login each time.
These cookies record your visit to a website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This information may be used to make a website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
Third Party Cookies
The party cookies are not placed on your browser or hard drive by us; instead they would be placed by third parties that provide services to us and/or you. Third party cookies may be used by advertising services to deliver tailored advertising to you on a website, or by third parties providing analytics services to us (these cookies will work in the same way as the analytical/performance cookies described above).
Information Collected By Cookies
The strictly necessary cookies will not normally store your personal data. The data collected by these cookies may include analytical information about the performance and functionality of a website, and targeting cookies may collect information including your IP address, geographical location, browser type of version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use.
For further information on cookies generally visit www.aboutcookies.org
You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.
However, if you use your browser settings to block cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all parts of some sites.