A cookie is a small file sent from a website which is then stored by your web browser. When you return to the website the information in the cookie can be used to recognise your last session.
Cookies can’t install malicious software such as viruses on your device, whether that’s a computer or a mobile phone. They don’t store any of your personal data or account information.
There are two sources of cookies:
Cookies stay on your device for different periods of time:
You can block cookies from our website by following third-party opt-out instructions. One way of doing this is to change your internet browser settings by following the instructions provided by your browser provider. These are normally located within the ‘Help’, ‘Tools’ or ‘Edit’ menus. You can also use a third-party tool to manage cookies.
If you know the third-party cookie that’s being used, you can follow their instructions to opt-out. For example, you can opt-out from Google Analytics cookies by visiting Google’s website. However, this may not delete the cookie from your browser altogether. It may just stop the cookie from being sent to your computer in the future.
Some web browsers let you delete cookies completely. If your browser allows it, you’ll be able to change your settings to delete cookies when the browser is closed.