When you visit our web site our web server will store small text files on your computer’s hard drive as “cookies”. These cookies allow our servers to recognise you when you revisit. We use the following two main types of cookies:
- Transient/ Per-Session cookies - these cookies may be used to record that you have logged in or out of certain areas of our site during your browsing session. This is to ensure that your experience of our content is as seamless as possible. These transient cookies are not stored when you close your browser.
- Persistent/ Permanent cookies - these cookies stay on your machine until they expire or are deleted and many of them have automatic deletion dates to ensure your hard-drive doesn’t get overloaded. These cookies often store and re-enter your login information.
Cookies can be first- or third-party cookies. First-party cookies are owned and created by the website you’re viewing. Third-party cookies are owned and created by an independent company, usually a company providing a service to the owners of the website.