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Cookies are small, usually randomly encoded, text files that help your browser navigate through a particular website. The cookie file is generated by the site you are browsing and is accepted and processed by your computer’s browser software. The cookie file is stored in your browser’s folder or subfolder.
Your browser accesses the cookie file again when you visit the website that created the cookie file. The browser uses the information stored in the cookie file to help ease your navigation of the website by letting you log in automatically or remembering settings you selected during your earlier visits to the website, among many other functions.
Performance cookies – our website uses a number of tools that monitor visitors’ behaviour and choices to help us improve the information and services provided. Anonymous data about your visit is collected and amalgamated with that of other visitors so we can better understand how people use our website.
Functionality cookies – these are cookies which enable websites to remember your information and settings when you visit them in the, for example language or text size. Functionality cookies help to improve user’s experience of a website by providing a more personalised service. This result in faster and more convenient access. These cookies stay in one of your browser’s subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie’s file. On your first visit, the website is presented in default mode. During your visit, you select your preferences and these preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookie, the next time you visit the site.
A browser is a software application that is your gateway to the internet – a software programme installed on your computer enabling you to visit websites, navigate from web page to web page, print web pages and even email. Common browser brands include Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera. Remember that if you use different computers in different locations e.g. a computer at work and a computer at home, you may have a different browser for each.