12.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
12.2 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
12.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Functional Cookies – These are used to improve your experience with our website, such as remembering your choices or providing information relevant to you.
Necessary Cookies – These are cookies that are essential for the website to be used effectively, such as when making a purchase and so cannot be turned off. We cannot provide the services available on our website without these.
Analytics Cookies – These are used for the tracking and improvement of our website. They are used for features such as tracking website visitors and which sections of the website are most viewed.
Cookies used by our service providers
14. Managing cookies
14.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies(Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411(Safari); and
14.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
14.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website