Cookies are small text files placed on your computer and are commonly used on the internet. We use them to:
- collect information that will help us understand visitors’ browsing habits on our website
- compile statistical reports on website activity, e.g. number of visitors and the pages they visit
- temporarily store any information which you may enter in tools, such as calculators or demonstrations on our website
- in some cases, remember information about you when you visit our site. We may need to do this to provide some of our services.
We do not store any personal information in cookies that others could read and understand.
Further information about cookies, including how to manage them
www.aboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org are websites which have produced a series of web pages which explain how cookies work and how they can be managed.
We use three types of cookie:
These are temporary and are deleted as soon as you close your browser.
These are stored on your computer until they expire or you remove them. Persistent cookies store your personal preferences such as your language preferences on multi-lingual sites to make subsequent visits easier. They also for example remember questions we have asked you previously, such as a request to complete an online survey. A persistent cookie will prevent you from being asked to complete the same survey every time you visit the website.
Third party cookies
Accepting or rejecting cookies
You can configure your internet browser to warn you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer so that you may make a decision whether to accept or reject it. Please refer to your internet browser’s help section for specific instructions.
If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.