What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files/data that are saved on your computer, smartphone or other device when you access the Internet.
Why are cookies essential to our websites?
Cookies save information about you to customise the content of the website to make a visitors’ experience more tailored. Without cookies enabled we can’t guarantee that the website and your experience of it are as we intended it to be.
Types of cookies
The length of time a cookie stays on your device depends on its type:
These are mainly used by online shops and allow you to keep items in your basket when shopping online. These cookies expire when the browser is closed
These remain in operation, even when you have closed the browser. They remember your login details and password so you don’t have to type them in every time you use the site. The law concerning permanent cookies stipulates that they need to be deleted after a period of six month.
These are installed by third parties with the aim of collecting certain information to carry out various research into behaviour, demographics etc.
We use the following cookies:
- Google Analytics
Find out more about how these cookies are used on the Google privacy site.
- Third-party (2 years)
- Third-party (2 days)
- Third-party (1 day)
- Microsoft Clarity
USE: To help us understand what website users want, care about and do on our site by visually representing their clicks, taps and scrolling behaviour.
- To find out more information about Microsoft Clarity, see Microsoft’s cookie list, sharing information of the cookies Clarity sets, cookie consent, how to opt-out and data collection.