What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed onto the hardware device you use to browse the internet (e.g. your Computer, Smartphone or Tablet, your “device”) by websites that you visit. Cookies contain information about your visits to that website and the purpose of cookies is to enable our websites to remember you, and your browsing habits, when you visit it again in the future.
Cookies perform many different functions, from remembering that you are logged in during visits to what user preferences you may have selected. They also help us to identify which of our web pages are the most popular and what type of journey a visitor has through our site.
Cookies help us plan the content and layout of our site and recognise returning visitors that have been to our site before. They therefore play an important role in helping us to enhance the usability and performance of our site to improve your visits. For more information about cookies, please visit allaboutcookies.org.
Types of cookie
Types of cookie that may be used during your visit to our website are:
- Session cookies
- Session and permanent cookies
- Anonymous permanent cookies
- Cookie to individually identify users who have logged in
- Third party cookies
- First party cookies