1. What is a Cookie?
1.1 Cookies are small text files that are sent by a website to a web browser, and stored by the browser. This enables the website to identify and track the web browser. Cookies can, among other functions, enable a website to recognise a device each time it visits, remember user preferences and recommend content.
1.2 Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, but rather the computer used. However, some cookies will contain personal information such as a username.
1.3 We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies on the sites:
1.3.1 Session cookies will be used to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.
1.3.2 Persistent cookies will be used to enable our website to recognise you when you visit. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
2. What sort of cookies are there?
There are four general categories of cookies:
2.1 Essential cookies