What are cookies and similar variables
A cookie is a small file (generally made up of letters and numbers) or an image saved in the memory of your browser or the device used for navigation when you visit a site or display a message. Cookies allow a site to recognise a particular device or browser. Like the majority of websites, we use small data files which are saved in your browser to record preferences or data when you access, or interact with, our site.
Types of cookies
There are various types of cookie
– Session cookies expire at the end of the browser session and allow your actions to be connected during that specific session.
– Permanent cookies on the other hand are saved in your device after the browser session is ended and enable your preferences and actions in a number of sites to be recorded.
– Proprietary cookies are set by the site you are visiting.
– Third-party cookies are set by a third-party site, other than the site you are currently visiting.
The site may use all the above types of cookie and other types of cookie possibly developed since this information was drawn up.
User cookie settings
Certain functions of the site are available only through use of this technology. You may however block, eliminate or disable them if allowed by your browser.
If disabled, we cannot guarantee the correct functioning of this website.
How to disable cookies
Cookies can be disabled or removed using the tools available in the majority of browsers.
Cookie preferences must be set separately for each browser used as each has specific functions and options.