Cookies

Use of cookies by this website
Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide statistical information to the owners of the site.

What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, e.g. remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.

The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. The Regulations also cover similar technologies for storing information, e.g. Flash cookies. The Regulations were revised in 2011, and the ICO is responsible for enforcing these rules.

How do the cookie regulations affect me?
You may come across information about cookies on websites and be given choices about how some cookies are used. This might include, for example, being asked to agree to a cookie being used for a particular service, such as remembering your preferences on a site. Organisations are responsible for providing clear information about the way they use cookies and ensuring that they give people using their website the right choices.

How do I change my cookie settings?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit the relevant site below:

Microsoft Internet Explorer
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Safari
Opera

Further information about cookies can be found at
http://www.aboutcookies.org/
or
http://www.allaboutcookies.org/