What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file (often including a unique identifier), which contains small amounts of information that are sent to your browser and stored on your computer, tablet or mobile device. These are known as “first party cookies” and they collect information about internet users like yourself such as names, addresses, e-mail details, passwords and user preferences. On our websites, there are also “third-party cookies” operating from for example advertisers. These may be placed on your browser via our sites but we do not have any control over how the information collected, is used by these third parties. Whenever you are on our websites, there may be “session cookies” and “persistent cookies” operating. Session cookies are temporary and only exist while you’re browsing our sites, whereas “persistent cookies” will remain on your browser (for a period defined by us) and will be activated again when you return to one of our sites.
These are the types of cookies on our websites:
Strictly necessary cookies
These are essential cookies required for the effective operation of our websites, including, for example, cookies that enable you to view embedded videos.
These allow us to see how our websites are used. For example, we can recognise and count the number of users and see how users move around our websites when using it. This helps us to improve our websites so that, for example, users can easily find what they are looking for.
|_ga||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate.|
|AMP_TOKEN||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.|
|_gac_<property-id>||Contains campaign related information for the user.|
How to block cookies?