What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
What do we use them for?
1 To collect information about your visit so that you are recognised again.
2 To allow us to keep a record of how many visits we have to our website and when. We also keep a record of which are the most popular pages so we can tailor the content of the website to meet your needs.
We may improve on the data we collect, but we will inform you whenever this is done (September 2019).