What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your computer or mobile device when you access some websites. Cookies enable a website to recognise your device and help your browser navigate the site by allowing you to log in automatically and remember any settings you choose during previous visits. Cookies do not harm your computer.
Can you block cookies?
How to check browser settings for cookies
To check which browser you use:
- PC – go to ‘Help’ and select the ‘About’ option
- Mac – click on the Apple menu within the browser and select the ‘About’ option
Then follow the instructions below to check if you have cookies enabled on your computer:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6,7,8 and 9
Go to ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window then select ‘Internet options’ and click on the ‘Privacy’ tab – Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below to enable cookies
Go to ‘Tools’ and select ‘Options’ – Click the ‘Privacy’ icon – Click on ‘Cookies’ and choose ‘Allow sites to set cookies’
Go to ‘Tools’ and select ‘Options’ – Click ‘Under the Hood’ and select the ‘Content settings’ button within the ‘Privacy’ section – Choose ‘Allow local data to be set’
Safari on OSX
Click ‘Safari’ and select ‘Preferences’ – Click ‘Security’ then ‘Accept cookies’
Mozilla and Netscape on OSX
Click on ‘Mozilla’ or ‘Netscape’ and select ‘Preferences’ – Find ‘Cookies’ under ‘Privacy & Security’ – Select ‘Enable cookies for the originating web site only’
Microsoft Internet Explorer on OSX
Click ‘Explorer’ and select ‘Preferences’ – Find ‘Cookies’ under ‘Receiving Files’ – Select ‘Never Ask’
Click ‘Menu’ and select ‘Settings’ – Select ‘Preferences’ and then ‘Advanced’ – Select ‘Accept cookies’
Which cookies do we use on our site?
The following cookies are used on our site:
|Cookie type||Purpose of cookie|
|Google Analytics cookies||These cookies enable Google Analytics software which enables us to take and analyse visitor information to help us improve our website and your visitor experience. The data stored by these cookies does not show personal details from which your individual identity can be established.|
|Site administration cookies||These cookies enable the website to function and remember any details from previous visits.|
Where can I find out more information about cookies?
If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, please visit www.aboutcookies.org – please note that this is an external website.