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.
A cookie, by itself, can’t be used to identify you.
We use Google Analytics software on this site to anonymously track how visitors interact with this website. This includes identifying:
- the pages visited on this site
- how long the visitor spends on each page on this site
- how visitors got to the site
- what visitors click on while visiting the site
We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of visitors and help us make improvements, for instance improving site search.
You give us consent to using cookies for analytic purposes if you continue to use this site.
You can opt out of all our cookies, but if you choose to do this, our website may not function for you as we would like it to.