Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer that hold information that a website can read. This information is used to allow us to provide you with a greater viewing experience. For example, cookies can be used to authenticate your visit and prevent you from having to log in every time you visit the website.
It is important to note that cookies cannot carry viruses or install software on your computer.
Cookies are categorised into 4 different areas:
Cookies that are categorised into the 'Necessary' category are necessary in order for the website to operate and enable services that are specifically asked for, such as shopping basket functionality or online billing services. The website cannot function without these cookies.
Cookies that are categorised into the 'Performance' category are used to improve the performance of a website. We use them to collect non-personal data and improve how a website works.
Cookies that are categorised into the 'Functionality' category are used to offer additional functionality to a website. For example, a cookie could store the region you live in, or the language that you have selected to browse the website in.
Cookies that are categorised into the 'Targeting' category can be used to offer you more relevant advertising on a website and are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement.
For more information on cookies, and how to manage/remove/block them, please visit AllAboutCookies and Network Advertising Initiative.