A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.
Cookies are not computer programs and they cannot spread viruses. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. They cannot access other information stored on your computer.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies in your browser settings. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
If you continue to browse our sites without adjusting your browser settings you are agreeing to our use of the cookies.
First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Session cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the users device when the browser is closed. if they are disabled then various functionalities on the site will not work as expected as these are strictly necessary to the functioning of the website.
Others Cookies remain on your device until they expire or you delete them from your cache. These are known as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.
Tracking Cookies help us gather and analyse non-specific visitor information such as new visitor numbers, shopping times, browser usage, and response to marketing activity.
We don't control the setting of third party cookies. From sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc, you may be sent cookies. We suggest you check the third-party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.