What are cookies?
A cookie is a small amount of data which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Such technology can improve your experience of using a website, for example, by remembering your preference settings and tracking your use of a website so that it can be improved to meet your needs.
What types of cookies are there?
Cookies can be categorised as follows:
- Strictly necessary: These are essential to enable you to receive a service on a website, for example, which enable you to log into secure areas of our site, make use of e-billing services or to comply with the law (e.g. such as to keep your information safe).
- Analytical/performance: They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality: These allow the site to remember choices you make (such as your log in details) and customised preference settings (e.g. text size). This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences and improve your visit. These are also used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. Information collected by “functionality” cookies may or may not be anonymised, but they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
- Targeting: These cookies record your visit to a site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. The site will use this information to make the site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. It may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Currently we don’t use any cookies on our site.