What are cookies?
Cookies are small files placed on your computer's hard drive or in your browser memory when you visit a Web site.
Are cookies safe?
Yes, cookies are small text files. They can't look into your computer or read any personal information or other material on your hard drive. Cookies can't carry viruses or install anything harmful on your computer.
Our cookies help us:
Make our website work as you'd expect Remember your settings during and between visits Improve the speed/security of the site Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook Continuously improve our website for you Make our marketing more efficient
Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission) Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission) Pass data to advertising networks Pass personally identifiable data to third parties Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
More about our Cookies
Session cookies We use session cookies, which last only for the duration of your visit (your 'session') and are deleted when you close your browser. These simply enable us to identify that the same person is moving from page to page.
Persistent cookies We also use certain cookies that are persistent. These remain on your computer after you have visited our site, meaning the site can remember your settings when you revisit us.
Third party cookies Third party cookies that are used by our partners, for example, to help us measure site visitors. From time to time we may also embed external content from other third party Web sites within our Web site. These include sites such as Facebook and Twitter, whose cookie usage policy you can view on their own Web sites.
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
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Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.