Cookies are very small text files that are downloaded onto your device when you visit a website. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
- Secure and protect users of our site
- Recognise you from page to page when you're browsing the site, so we can deliver a ‘joined-up’ and efficient site journey
- Recognise you on repeat visits, minimising the amount of information that you must re-enter and enabling us to deliver you more relevant content
- Track how you interact with our website, which gives us insight into how we can make the site better for our customers
How do I switch off or change my cookie settings in my browser?
|Internet Explorer||Cookie settings in most versions of Internet Explorer can be found by clicking the 'Tools' option and then the privacy tab.|
|Firefox||Cookie settings in Firefox are managed in the Options window's Privacy panel. See Options window - Privacy Panel for information on these settings.|
|Chrome||Click on the three dots in the toolbar, select 'Settings', click the 'Privacy and security' tab, and then 'Cookies and other site data'.|
|Safari||Choose Safari, then 'Preferences' and then click 'Security'. You should then be able to specify when Safari should accept cookies.|
|Other||Visit www.aboutcookies.org for comprehensive information on how to control cookie settings across various browsers.|
|Mobile or tablet||To manage cookies on mobile and tablets, please refer to your device handbook.|
Types of cookies
Session or persistent cookies
A session cookie is only active for the time you are on the site, they are active for the session and expire within 24 hours. A persistent cookie is one that lasts longer and can be reactivated when you come back to our site, they expire at varying times.
These cookies are essential because without them, our site would not work, and we would not be able to protect the users of it. These cookies allow us to remember you within any one visit to our site. They help us tie together your web experience. They reduce security risks and prevent misuse of the site. They provide accessibility options and critical functionality.
These are the cookies that we use. Some will only be used on certain site pages or if certain functionality is used. Most cookies capture anonymous information about your interaction with our site but there are cookies that will capture a unique identifier to link together analytics and advertising.
|Security / Functionality / Accessibility ||ASP.NET_SessionId|
CMS Preferred Culture
Used to make the website or device function, includes load balancing, firewalls, language, and accessibility, and prevent security and fraud issues. These cookies expire at the end of your visit.
Used to allow Google to confirm whether cookies have been enabled, throttle request rates, creates the UserID that feeds into our analytics platform, tracks repeat visits for measurement and analysis of traffic.
Allow our Adobe Analytics platform to determine whether cookies are enabled in your browser, to generate a user ID and allow us to monitor your interactions across the site.
What do you do with this data?
Where can I learn more about cookies?
The following sites contain additional useful information about cookies and how to manage them.