We hope the following statement helps you understand what cookies are and how we use them on this website to improve your experience.
Cookies may be either "persistent" or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie will remain valid and functional until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date); in contrast a session cookie will expire when the web browser is closed by the user.
We may use the information gathered by cookies to measure information about our website usage. We can learn which pages on our site are being viewed and how many visitors are using the different sections of this website. This information helps us assess how useful the site is to our visitors and improve the usability of the website on an ongoing basis.
You can disable the cookies that we attach if your browser supports this. If you do amend your cookie settings, you can still use our website however your browsing experience may be negatively affected and you will be unable to use some of our online services. To check and update your cookies settings, you will need to know what browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or any other) and what version of it you have. You can usually find this out by opening the browser, then clicking on 'Help' and then 'About'. This will give you information about the browser version you are using. To find out how to manage cookies please refer to www.aboutcookies.org or your browser's help options for more information.