What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer when you visit a website.
What types of cookies are used?
There are two types of cookies:
- Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies remain on your computer until a specified expiry date is met, or until manually deleted.
- Session cookies
Session cookies remain on your computer only temporarily. Once you close your browser window, all session cookies will be deleted.
The cookies used can be divided into three categories:
- Necessary cookies
These cookies are required for the fundamental operation of the website.
- Functional cookies
These cookies provide additional or improved website functionality.
- Analytical cookies
These cookies allow information on how the website is used to be recorded.
|PHPSESSID||Session||Necessary||This cookie facilitates the core website functionality. The website cannot function correctly without this cookie.|
|hit_counter_cookie||Persistent||Functional||This cookie is used to determine how many visitors the website has received based upon sessions.|
|Persistent||Analytical||These are 3rd party Google Analytics cookies. They are used to collect analytical information on how the website is used.|
How do I block cookies?
If you wish to block cookies please alter your browser settings to reflect your preferences.
However, please be aware that blocking cookies may significantly impact the usability of the website, and you may no longer be able to use all available functionality.
Date revised: 23/05/2018