A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. 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 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. Cookies will be either session cookies or persistent cookies.
We use session cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser or leave the web site.
Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently on. For example the web site may have a “Like” or “Share” button for social network sites. If you click on these buttons this party will place a third party cookie on your device. This cookie may then be used to collect information about which web sites you visit. You will need to set your privacy choices on their web site to inform them how they may use your data. You can manage third party tracking cookies in your browser settings.
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.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. 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 being able to take full advantage of the website.