What are cookies used for?
Cookies are used on more than 90 per cent of sites and serve many functions. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information. For example, if you click on 'remember me' when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won't collect information that identifies you, but will instead collect more general information, such as how users arrive at and use our websites or a user's general location.
These cookies are divided into the following four categories:
- Necessary Cookies that are essential for the operation of our website
- Functional Cookies that allow us to remember your preferences
- Performance Cookies that analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance
- Tracking/Targeting Cookies that allow social media sites and our advertisers to serve you content we believe is relevant to you