Cookies do a lot of different jobs which make your experience of the Internet much smoother and more interactive.For instance, they are used to remember your preferences on sites you visit often, to remember your user ID and the contents of your shopping baskets, and to help you navigate between pages more efficiently.
To do this, a site will create files known as cookies – which are small text files – on its users’ computers.
These cookies are designed to allow the website to recognise its users on subsequent visits, or to authorise other designated websites to recognise these users for a particular purpose.
Websites may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers.
These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign (for example by counting the number of visitors).
Information supplied by performance cookies helps us to understand how you use the Website; for example, whether or not you have visited before, what you looked at or clicked on and how you found us.
We can then use this data to help improve our services.Here are some examples of how we use performance cookies: Gathering data about visits to the Website, including numbers of visitors and visits, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where visitors have come from.For comparison with other websites using data collected by industry-accepted measurement and research companies.Strictly necessary cookies are essential to navigate around a website and use its features.Without them, you wouldn’t be able to use basic services like registration or shopping baskets.What types of cookie are there and which ones do we use?