A cookie is a small file, often made up of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device, when someone accesses a website using a web browser. Cookies enable a website to recognise the person’s device used to access the website.
First and Third Party cookies – First party relates to the cookies set by a website that the person visits (what is seen in the browser URL window). Third party relate to cookies set by another website domain, other than the website that the person intended to visit.
Session cookies – enable a website to do a variety of activities, including linking the actions of the person as they surf around the website and aspects of security. These cookies expire when the browser session is closed.
Persistent cookies – these are stored on the person’s device after browsing has stopped. They enable the person’s actions on the website to be remembered for future visits and are often used to help organisations perform targeted marketing.
Flash-cookies (Local Shared Objects, LSO) - are pieces of information placed on your computer by a Flash plug-in. They are stored in central system folders. They are often used like standard browser cookies, however, their privacy threat potential can be much higher than cookies, as they remain on a person’s computer/device indefinitely, are not easily found or always visible, and can access, store and send specific personal and technical information over the internet without the person’s permission. These are often used in tracking people’s use of websites.
Cookies are generally used in order to make websites work, or improve the way the sites work, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
You can delete cookies on any of your devices using the file management software on your device or from your web browser settings.
We use Google Analytics cookies, which are small text files put in your browser to track usage of our website. These cookies do not tell us who you are, where you live or work. They do not provide any information that could help us identify you. We do not track your use of other websites.
The Google Analytics cookies we use are session cookies. They enable a website to do a variety of activities, including linking the actions of a visitor as they surf around the website and aspects of security. These cookies expire when the browser session is closed.
We do not collect personal information using cookies, although we do collect such information using our website contact form. We only use this information to reply to your requests for information or in relation to a job you have shown interest in.