- remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
- remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
- measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
In most cases, we will let you know before we store a cookie on your computer by providing a message similar to this: sets a cookie.
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page on Google.
Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. Below are guidelines for deleting and resetting your cookies in the most popular browsers:
These are set in the top right corner of explorer. Microsoft offer a support topic to assist with the different versions of Internet Explorer //support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/278835
Mozilla provide a support article to change settings in Firefox https://support.mozilla.org
Google provide a support topic to help to check settings in Google support.google.com/chrome
To set whether Safari blocks cookies in iOS 8 or later, tap Settings > Safari > Block Cookies and choose one of the following: Always Block, Allow from Current Websites Only, Allow from Websites I Visit, or Always Allow. In iOS 7 or earlier, choose Never, From third parties and advertisers, or Always.