- remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
- remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
- measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
In most cases, we will let you know before we store a cookie on your computer by providing a message similar to this: sets a cookie.
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page on Google.
Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. Below are guidelines for deleting and resetting your cookies in the most popular browsers:
Internet Explorer 10
Open Internet Explorer, click the ‘Tool’ icon in the top right corner, click ‘Internet options’. In the ‘General’ tab check ‘Delete browsing history on exit’, select the Cookies and website data checkbox and then click Delete.
Open Firefox, click ‘Tools’ then Options, select the Privacy tab then select ‘Remove individual cookies’ link, then click ‘Remove all cookies’. Click close then ok to shut the open windows.
Open Google Chrome, click the menu icon in the top right corner titled ‘Customise and control Google Chrome’, scroll down and click ‘tools’, then click ‘Clear browsing data’. When a new page opens check ‘Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data’, click ‘Clear browsing data’ in the bottom right.
Open Safari, select the Options icon (top right corner ‘spanner image’), then select Preferences, click the Privacy tab, select the Details button and then click Remove all.