What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of information sent to your web browser by a website you visit and record how you move around a website. This file allows the Service or a 3rd party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you. Cookies can also be used to analyse website traffic and for marketing and advertising purposes. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies and are used by nearly all websites. They do not harm your computer.
“Session” cookies are only stored on your computer during the time you are on a website and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. They do not collect any personal data from your computer.
“Persistent” cookies are stored on your computer as a file which remains there when you close your web browser. These cookies are read by the website that created it if you visit that site again, and is used for Google Analytics.
Cookies can be categorised into three groups:
“Strictly necessary cookies” – essential to allow you to use the website effectively, ie when buying a product and have to be in place.
“Performance cookies” – allow us to monitor and improve our website’s performance, eg to count visits, identify traffic and see which areas of the site are the most popular.
“Functionality cookies” – allows our website to remember choices so we may e able to provide you with relevant updates or news, or provide services you have requested. This information collected is anonymous.