What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g. computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device, preferences and generally help to improve your online experience. You can find more information about cookies at: allaboutcookies.org and youronlinechoices.eu.
Types of cookies used on this site
There are different types of cookies. Although they mainly work in the same way, there are some minor differences.
Strictly necessary 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
Performance cookies – These 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. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our website works.
Functionality cookies – These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies – These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
How to turn off all cookies and consequences of doing so
If you do not want to accept any cookies, you may be able to change your browser settings so that cookies (including those which are essential to the services requested) are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of our website.
For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Alternatively, you can visit www.attacat.co.uk/resources/cookies/how-to-ban for more information on how to manage cookies.