What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites you visit.
They are widely used to make websites work more efficiently for visitors, and to provide information to the owners of the site. Some of the cookies we use are essential in order for parts of the website to operate.
We use information derived from cookies in order to:
- Compile statistics on how our website is being used, which can help us to improve our website and online services.
- Facilitate users’ ability to navigate through the website.
- Ascertain whether the website is operating effectively.
- Personalise and improve the service we offer you by understanding your preferences and establishing which areas of the website are most relevant to you.
We also use cookie technology with our online sign-up form to ensure we maintain your confidentiality and security as you move through secure or password protected areas of the our websites.