WHAT ARE “COOKIES”?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store or retrieve information to perform certain functions and remember visits to a website. There are 2 distinct types of cookies – session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie is only accessible while your browser is open, and is deleted as soon as you navigate away from our website. A persistent cookie can remain on your computer for a pre-defined period of time, or until they are forcibly deleted. Other technologies including pixels, tags, web beacons or local storage also store and retrieve data on a device and are similar to cookies. A further explanation about cookies is available on: www.allaboutcookies.org
Our website uses:
- Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, and to use online forms.
- Analytical cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Marketing cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. These cookies also record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. Note that the information these cookies collect is not used to send you targeted advertising.
THIRD PARTY AND SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES
THE COOKIES WE USE
Listed below is more information about the cookies we use, what they do and how long they remain on your device. Please note we are not responsible for the content hosted on third party sites:
Purpose: Overall visitor tracking for Analytics purposes
Purpose: Tracks user behaviour for Analytics purposes
Purpose: Used for throttling requests to Analytics tracking network
Purpose: Essential framework cookie for security to prevent cross-site attacks
Purpose: Essential framework cookie to maintain session consistency
Purpose: Only set when user dismisses emergency Covid alert to remember their choice
Where required, we will provide further information about the use of any additional cookies on a particular website, application or service when you visit that website, application or service.
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