What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like.
- Depending on the browser that you are using the following steps can be taken to control the cookie settings and therefore permit you to disable certain cookies. This list is not exhaustive and will depend on what internet browser you are using.
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac (for macOS), https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265 (for iOS)
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en/products/firefox/protect-your-privacy/cookies
- Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4027947/microsoft-edge-delete-cookies
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies
What types of cookies do we use?
We use the following types of cookies:
- 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, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Security cookies. These cookies are required to enable and support our security features and to help us to detect and therefore prevent malicious activity which may cause a security risk.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies 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. We use services from Amplitude for this purpose, see the cookie list for more details.
What is the purpose of the cookies that we use?
- You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which
we use them in the table below:
This is set when you log in to our site. It lets us know which user’s information should be displayed on each page.
Security cookie to prevent "cross-site request forgeries". Helps prevent websites from interfering with each other.
This is set for all users of our site. It allows us to track state across page views.
This is set for all users of our site. It is used by Amplitude who serve as our analytics processor.