A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
Cookies are generally categorised as follows:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of a website. They could include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of a website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These allow a website to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around a website when they are using it. This helps website operators to improve the way a website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to a website. This enables a website operator to remember your preferences.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to a website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. They are used to make a website, including any advertising displayed on it, more relevant to your interests.
Currently, we only use the following cookies:
PHP Session Cookie
Functionality cookie (a “session” cookie)
The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. It is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when your browser is closed.
You 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 all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after your browser is closed.
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