What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent from our web server to your browser. It is stored on your hard drive. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites, and will not damage your system. If you would like to know more about cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Cookies help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to:
• estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
• store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our website according to your individual interests;
• to speed up your searches
We use session cookies to keep you logged in for the duration of your visit, to enable you to complete transactions on this website and, for example, to pre-populate forms with information to save you keying in data that you have already provided.
We use permanent cookies to record basic web traffic analysis using Google Analytics and to remember you on your return to our websites.