What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that stores Internet settings. Almost every website uses cookie technology. It is downloaded by your Internet browser on the first visit to a website. The next time this website is opened with the same user device, the cookie and the information stored in it is either sent back to the website that created it (first-party cookie) or sent to another website it belongs to (third-party cookie). This enables the website to detect that you have opened it previously with this browser and in some cases to vary the displayed content.
Some cookies are extremely useful, as they can improve the user experience on opening a website that you have already visited a number of times. Provided you use the same user device and the same browser as before, cookies remember for example your preferences, how you use a site, and adapt the displayed offerings to be more relevant to your personal interest and needs.
We use the following cookie categories on this website:
Essential cookies enable core site functionality. Our website cannot function properly on your device without these cookies.
Functional cookies enable a website to save details that have already been provided (e.g. if you’ve already seen help notification) and offer the user improved, more personal functions. These cookies collect anonymised information; they cannot track your movement on other websites.
Marketing and analytics cookies
Analytics cookies collect information that is used in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used, this helps us to improve yours and others experience of the website. Cookies for marketing purposes are used to extract advertisements on other sites that are relevant to specific users and adapted to their interests. They are also used to limit the frequency of appearance of an advertisement and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.