A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, for example remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.
A cookie by itself can never be used to identify you.
You can find more information about cookies here (https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/).
We use the following types of cookies to improve your experience, understand your needs and estimate the size of our audience and their patterns:
- Strictly necessary cookies are essential for you to move around our website and use its features.
- Performance cookies collect data about how you use our website, e.g. which pages are visited most. This information is collected anonymously.
- Functionality cookies collect data that remembers choices you make to improve your experience, e.g. your text size or location. This information is collected anonymously.
- Targeting or advertising cookies collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. This means that if you visit our website, you may be more likely to see adverts about our work on other websites, as your browsing suggests that this is an area of interest.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies and you can find instructions on how to do this on these websites: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. However as a result of this, in a few cases some of our website features may not function for you as we would like them to.