Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) then sends these cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit so that they can remember things like preferences.
Cookies are very useful and do lots of different jobs. For example, they enable you to move between our web pages efficiently, they remember your preferences when you visit us again and generally improve your experience when browsing with us.
Cookies last for different lengths of time depending on the job they do. There are session cookies and persistent cookies:
- Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your device when you close your browser
- Persistent cookies stay on your device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie