In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.
They help our site to identify if your device or computer has visited our site before. They also help us understand how our website is being used.
As mentioned, they also help you navigate between different pages efficiently, help remember the pages you prefer and any other preferences you make and make visiting our site easier.
As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. Cookies cannot identify you or any of your personal information.
Strictly necessary cookies. They are essential and help you to move around and navigate a website as well as gain access to secured areas, say for example you join a membership site.
Functionality cookies. These tell a website owner if you have logged in before. This is featured on a site that lets you control what you can and cannot see so if you decided you don’t want to see a particular advert they remember that.
Performance cookies collect information about how you used a website
Targeting cookies will look at your location and what you might have shared online. These cookies then serve up ads according to your browsing activity and history.
However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.
This will mean every time you visit a site it will take much longer for everything to show up on your device and some websites will not let you look at their site at all if you disable cookies.
Much better to set your browser to delete them after you finish using the internet if you really don’t like the idea of them.
Depending on the browser you use you can consult it to find out how to delete cookies after each session online.