What are cookies?


A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to a device (computer, smart phone etc.) when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognize a user’s device, remember essential information and work in a better, more efficient way.


Different categories of cookies:


- First party cookies.

First party cookies are set by the website, that the user is browsing and they can only be read by that particular website.


- Third party cookies.

Third party cookies are set by a different organization to the owner  of the website that is visited. For example, the website might use a third party company who will set their own cookies to perform this service.


- Session cookies.

Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed. Session cookies help our websites remember what you chose on a previous page, avoiding the need to re-enter information. Session cookies expire after a browser session ends, so are not stored long term.


- Persistent cookies.

These type of cookies are saved on the computer for a fixed period (and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where the website needs to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, these types of cookies are used to store the preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.


Cookies that we use:


We use two cookies which are essential for its backend server software (ColdFusion) to work properly: CFID and CFTOKEN. These are used as a pair to create a unique session ID in order
that our web systems can uniquely identify a visitor’s session. This information is not used or stored outside of our systems. No personal information of any kind, related to the visitor,
is collected or stored in these cookies. These are session cookies and will expire when your session expires (i.e. when you close your browser or navigate to another page).


We use third party and persistent cookies to provide you with additional website functionalities.


Additional Information about cookies you can find at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org /


By continuing to use our websites you agree to the use of these Cookies and to our Cookie Policy.