Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website.
Third party cookies and embedded content
We use a number of Third Parties who may also set cookies on their websites’ on its behalf to support features of our websites (for example Flickr, YouTube, Facebook, etc). The company does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.
Third party cookies are identified in the list below, together with information as to how you can opt out of receiving them.
Cookie name Third party link
We don’t sell the information collected by our cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Web browser cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org.uk, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.