What are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of information that a website might store on your computer or access device. They allow websites to remember who you are. Typically, your browser will store each cookie as a small text file. A cookie will always contain the domain name of the originating website. For security, only the originating website has permission to read the cookie.
How Cookies are used?
When you log in to the website the Group will set a cookie containing a randomly generated unique reference number. This anonymous number allows The Group to identify you. The Group will never store your personal information directly as a cookie. By default, user cookies will be session cookies. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. To be recognised on your next visit to the Website you will have to log in once more. If, as you log in, you tick the checkbox labelled “Remember me on this computer”, a persistent cookie will be set. Persistent cookies are not deleted when you close your browser, and will allow the Website to recognise you on your next visit. The use of persistent cookies is not advised on shared computers (such as in web cafés, schools, colleges, universities or public libraries).
Cookies allow the Group to see how the website is being used. This information forms the basis of future development work, and so enables The Group to continually improve its Website to best suit its users. They also allow the website to remember you when you log-in.
The tables below explains the cookies we use and why.