Cookies are files (a series of letters and numbers) that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.
The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web users as they navigate pages on a website and identify those users as they return.
There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies expire and are deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date, or are deleted manually by the user before the expiry date.
Cookies on our website
- Cookies to remember items in a shopping basket
- Cookies providing essential security measures
- Cookies used for quick loading and distribution of content
The above list is considered ‘strictly necessary’ but is not an exhaustive list of our cookie usage. For an exhaustive list of our cookie usage please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.
In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.
In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.
Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites. By blocking cookies you may not be able to use all the features on this website.