What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file of data which is stored by your web browser when you access a website. They are mostly used to provide core functionality (for example to authenticate and log you in to an account), but can also be used to analyse web traffic and visitors, and enable web applications to tailor their operations to your needs and preferences by storing unique information about you.
Types of Cookie
- Strictly necessary cookies.
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website such as forums.
- Analytical/performance cookies.
They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This lets us improve the way our website works, for example by helping us to ensure that users are easily finding what they are looking for.
- Functionality cookies.
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you.
- Targeting cookies.
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
What cookies do we use?
|This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
|On session expiry
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your web browser. However, if you block all cookies (including essential cookies), our website will not operate correctly. To find out more your can visit knowcookies.com.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after we no longer use them.