What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which is sent from the website you are visiting to your computer. It contains information that helps to improve the functionality of the site, your experience and the performance of the site. Some cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to the website and will be removed when the browser window is closed. Some cookies are stored for a period of time, these are used to identify you when you return to the site.
These cookies are essential for the website to work properly and so that we can tell if you have agreed to accept cookies. A session cookie is set to tell if you are:
- anonymous – visiting the site but not logged in
- authenticated – logged in so that you will be able to view registration protected areas of the site and your user profile.
- admin – various levels of admin eg full admin or user manager
Third party cookies
If this site has code from a third party site, then that site may set third party cookies on your computer. For example where we have:
- embedded a YouTube video on our site
- Google Analytics cookies to track how visitors use our website
- embedded forms from third party sites such as Formsite or Campaign Master
- links to third party sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google +1, LinkedIn
Help with cookies for different browsers
You can find out more about how to manage cookies for the most common browsers by following the relevant link below: