What are cookies?
– session cookies – these are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer longer than this.
– persistent cookies – these are stored on your computer after you have finished using a website so that the website provider can remember your preferences the next time you use it.
Cookies can be set by the website you have browsed, i.e. the website displayed in the uniform resource locator (URL) window. These are called first party cookies. Third party cookies are set by a website other than the one you are browsing.
What is a web beacon?
A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.
– Technical information including the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet; your site login information; the browser and the version of the browser that you are using, the time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions; operating system.
– Information about your visit to our website including the websites you visited before and after ours; products, services or other terms you searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages; page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, mouse-overs).
Most browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your internet browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. If you set your internet browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. If you delete cookies relating to this website we will not remember things about you, including your cookie preferences, and you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit the site. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/