Definition and function of cookies
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
What sort of cookies does this web use?
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website
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How to enable and disable cookies using your browser
- Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
- Select Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- In the ‘Privacy’ section, click the ‘Content settings’ button.
- To enable cookies in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Allow local data to be set’, this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’.
- To disable cookies, in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Block sites from setting any data’.
- Click on Tools at the browser menu and select Options.
- Select the Privacy panel.
- To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies for sites’
- To disable cookies: Uncheck ‘Accept cookies for sites’.
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- Click on Tools at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’.
- In the options window navigate to the Privacy tab.
- To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below.
- To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies.
- Click on Safari at the menu bar and select the ‘Preferences’ option.
- Click on Security.
- To enable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Only from site you navigate to’.
- To disable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Never’.