What is a Cookie?
Cookies are used by nearly all websites. A ‘cookie’ is a piece of information that is stored on the hard drive of your computer that records how you navigate around a website so that, when you revisit that site, it can present tailored options based on the information stored from your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyze traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
If you want to review or change what type of cookies you accept, this can usually be completed within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the browser setting that allows you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies. However, if you use your browser setting to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Cookies are either:
▪ Session Cookies—only stored on your computer during your website session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They usually only store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without needing to log in to each page. They do not collect any personal data from your computer.
▪ Persistent Cookies—a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer; remaining there when you close your browser. The cookie can read by the website that created it when you visit it again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.
Cookies can also be:
▪ Strictly Necessary Cookies—these are essential to enable effective website use, such as when buying a product or service and therefore cannot be turned off. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
▪ Performance Cookies—these enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count daily visits, identify traffic sources and see which portions of the Site are most popular.
▪ Functionality Cookies—allow our Site to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For example, we may be able to provide news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized.
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