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A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

 

When you access our website you will receive a message advising you that we have placed some cookies on your computer.  This was necessary in order to display the website page to you.

 

If you don’t want us to place cookies on your computer then there are a number of ways you can opt out - setting your browser either to reject all cookies, to only allow “trusted” sites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those websites which you are currently on.

 

Please remember – if you do delete all your cookies, some features of our website, such as remembering your login details, will not work and your experience on our websites may be affected.

 

The website www.aboutcookies.org is run by the law firm Pinsent Masons and gives detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies depending on your browser type. You can then adjust your browser settings to your preferred level of protection.