What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer and are commonly used on the internet. There are various types of cookies which perform different functions, such as analysing a user's browsing behaviour or recording a user's navigation of a website so that when a user revisits that site, the site owner can present tailored options to the user based on the stored information about their last visit.
Accepting or rejecting cookies
Most web browsers will accept cookies, but if you would prefer we did not collect data by this method, you can disable this function within your browser settings. 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.
For more detailed information about how to delete existing cookies or disable cookies, please click on the following link: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/
- Enable visitors to navigate through the site and to allow the site to function properly; and
- Compile statistical reports on website activity through analytics cookies e.g. numbers of visitors, the pages they visit and where the user is accessing the site from
Below, we have set out the two categories of cookies that we use on our websites.
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. We use an "X-Mapping" cookie which is required to ensure a user's browsing session remains intact and uninterrupted. We also use an "ASP.NET" cookie which is required to enable site navigation.These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website. We use "Google Analytics" cookies. These analytics cookies provided by Google allow us to measure and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, visitor numbers and pages visited. We use this information to help improve our website. These cookies do not collect personal information which identifies a visitor however will track a user’s IP address to provide us with anonymous information about the user. The information generated by these cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Please note that if you disable cookies, the website functionality may be impaired and you not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.