Cookies are small files that get put on your computer by websites as you surf them. These cookies can store lots of information which can have privacy implications. There are two types of cookies – session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are used to store information for the duration of your visit to the site. When your visit is finished the cookies are deleted. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer and are typically used to keep your preferences for that website. Below is some further information regarding the cookies within this website.
Cookies which enable us to anonymously track your journey
Like most websites, we use analytics software, such as Google Analytics. This software gathers anonymous data relating to how people are using this site and then provide us with visitor statistics, details of page views etc. Gathering this type of information is vital to allow us to continue to make changes and improve the site as required by our users and customers to make it as easy-to-use as possible.
Cookies which make our site function correctly
Some functions within this site have features which need to understand what you've been doing on the site recently within that session. Knowing these details reduces the amount of times you have to do the same thing. For instance we retain your search information so that you can navigate to a different page and return to the same search results. We therefore store this type of information during your session to reduce the time it takes and to make life easier. This cookie expires once you end your visit to the website.