What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (first party cookies) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (third party cookies).
Unless the cookie is strictly necessary, you can withdraw your consent to our cookies at any time even if you have previously consented. Although, please remember that if you do not consent to our functionality cookies, parts of our website may not work.
The tables below explain what cookies we use on our website, why we use them and whether they are strictly necessary, functionality or performance related cookies. Please note that any information collected by functionality and performance cookies on this website is done so anonymously. We also state whether a cookie is a persistent or session cookie.
Strictly necessary cookies
Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to determine the number of unique users of the site or provide certain features. Your website session will launch with these automatically in place.
Functionality cookies record information about choices you've made and allow us to tailor the website to you. These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your log in details) and customised preference settings (e.g. text size). These cookies are also used to provide services you have asked for such as sing a map, which is what we use them for on our website.
What to do if you don't want cookies to be set
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.