A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user’s computer. It is generated by a web page server (which is basically the computer that operates the web site) and can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tells a website when the user has returned.
Cookies can’t harm your computer and we don’t store any personally identifiable information about you on any of our cookies.
No cookies contain any of your personal information; it’s totally anonymous.
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These are cookies used by Google to make notes of what you are doing on the Website. They are totally anonymous and don’t save or send any personally identifiable information at all.
Keeps track of users choice for the Cookie Consent message.
Absolutely. It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, this will likely affect your website experience; for instance we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
Internet Explorer 5 (Microsoft): Choose Tools > Internet options > safety > Customize the level, in the drop-down menu, go to Cookies > Authorize cookies on my device > Ask to be warned or Deactivate to refuse all cookies.
Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 (Microsoft): Choose Tools > Internet Options > Confidentiality then the level you wish to apply.
Chrome: Choose Settings > Advanced > Privacy and security - click Content settings > Cookies. Turn Allow sites to save and read cookie data off.
Firefox: Choose Tools > Options > Privacy setting and uncheck Allow cookies.
Safari: Choose Preferences, click Privacy, then do any of the following: Always block cookies: Select “Block all cookies”.
To manage cookies linked to targeting / advertising activities, visit Your Online Choices. - http://www.youronlinechoices.com
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit Google Analytics Opt Out. - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout