What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your mobile phone, tablet or desktop browser (e.g. Google Chrome).
They collect information on how you interact with a website (and where from) so that the website can store your user preferences. If you then return to the website, it can recognise your as a user, and remember your preferences.
Every time someone visits our website, software provided by another organisation generates an “anonymous analytics cookie”.
These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.
Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones.
This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site.
We cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example, of the number of visits to a page.
These cookies are used by software which tries to work out what country you are in from the information supplied by your browser when you click on a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and we only use it to help understand where our website traffic is coming from, so that we can tailor our future content accordingly.
How can I turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website.
All browsers should allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, you can use the Help option in your browser for more details, or follow one of the below, relevant for you, links.