What are cookies?
Cookies are short text files that are automatically stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. They may be used for various purposes, such as to remember and greet by name someone when they return to a site, or to keep track of what is in a shopping basket, or to remember items that have been looked at, so that they can be recalled on the next visit. More details are in Our cookies policy.
To use our site fully, you need to have cookies enabled. Most web browsers have cookies enabled by default. If necessary, see Managing cookies for help to turn them on. If you do not wish to enable our cookies, you will still be able to browse the site, but some elements may not function.
Cookies cannot harm your computer
The objective of our cookies is to help us to make your browsing more enjoyable and efficient. We do not use our cookies to store personally identifiable information, such as credit card details, but we do (by using specialist services such as Google Analytics – see Our cookies policy.) use encrypted information to understand how visitors use our website, and to identify and resolve errors, so that we can continually improve the visitor experience.
Third party cookies
The only third party cookies used on our site are known as ‘performance cookies’. These take no personal information, but collect website usage statistics anonymously to help us monitor how our website performs. Other websites may use advertising cookies to track you and provide personalised product and service suggestions. For reference, you may opt out of these via the Network Advertising Initiative website, which opens in a new window. (Please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites.)
More about cookies
To find out more about cookies and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org. This will open in a new window. (Please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites.)
Our cookies policy
We can only provide certain personalised features of this website by using cookies, so to make full use of our website, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept them. Most web browsers normally have cookies enabled by default.
Our cookies do not store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details. Instead, they hold a ‘key’ that is associated with this information once you have signed in. If you would prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from this or any other website, you can do so via your web browser. See Managing cookies for more information.
Here are details of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for:
|ASP.NET_SessionId||This cookie generates a completly unique ID and allows the website to remember which server is showing the pages to the user. It is deleted on closing your browser and stores no personal information.|
|.ASPXAUTH||This is used when signing into the website, allowing the website to remember which user you are. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser and stores no personal information.|
|__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz||These cookies are used to collect website usage statistics anonymously to help us monitor how our website performs. No personal infomation is stored.|
If cookies are not enabled on your computer, it will restrict the quality and scope of your experience on our website. You can enable cookies via your web browser.
To enable cookies
If you are not sure which web browser you use to access the internet…
PC: click ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘About’
Mac: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select ‘About’
Browsers not listed above
Please check in your computer documentation or online help files.
To disable cookies
If wish to remove cookies you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.