A cookie is a small file that is automatically sent by an Internet server and which installs itself on the hard disk of the user’s computer. Cookies track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. Any information held about your use of the website is stored securely.
Cookies are not spyware or viruses and they can’t read information from a computer. Neither are cookies the source for pop-ups or spam. They cannot be executed as code and are therefore incapable of transmitting computer viruses.
As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, if you do not agree to our usage of cookies, or you do not agree to our usage of Google Analytics, then you have the following options:
- Navigate away from the website
- Disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website (http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/) which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
- Google also offer a browser ‘add-on’ that prevents information being sent back to Google Analytics whenever you visit any website that uses Google Analytics. This can be found here.