Last updated on 13 May 2019.
What are Cookies?
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either persistent cookies or session cookies:
a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date;
a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookies that we use
Authentication: To identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website.
Status: To determine if you are logged onto our website.
Personalisation: To store information about your preferences to peronalise our platform for you.
Security: To protect user accounts, including precenting fraudulent use of login credentials.
Analysis: To help us analyse the use and performance of our platform adn services.
Cookies used by our services providers
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies.
The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version.
You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.