What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the web browser on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between web pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience.
Protecting and managing your online privacy
We reserve the right to make changes to our Cookies Policy. Any such changes shall appear here and become effective immediately. Your continued use of our websites is taken as meaning that you agree to any such changes.
How to enable/disable cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by any website, you should do this through the browser settings for each browser you use; on each device you use to access the Internet. Please be aware that some of the services will not function if your browser does not accept cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them ‘trusted websites’ in your Internet browser.
How to change cookie settings
- Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
- Select Settings
- Click Show advanced settings
- In the ‘Privacy’ section, click the Content settings button
- In the ‘Cookies’ section, you can delete, block, allow cookies or customise for specific websites.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Click on ‘Tools’ and select ‘Internet options’ , then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab.
- Your Privacy level is set here. Medium or below will enable cookies in your browser, Settings above Medium will disable cookies.
- Click on ‘Tools’ then select Options.
- Select the Privacy icon.
- Go to history, and select ‘Use custom settings for history’.
- Either check or uncheck “accept cookies from sites” to set.
- Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option.
- Click ‘Save’
- Click on ‘Security’, check the option that says ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies’.
The Cookies used on this site:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies let you move around the website and use essential features of the website. We use Strictly Necessary cookies for the normal use of the SharePoint applications services. These cookies will not be used to:·
- Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you.·
- Remember your preferences and/or username beyond your current visit.
‘Targeting’ cookies are linked to services provided by third parties (eg, ‘like’ and ‘share’ buttons). The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.
We use ‘Targeting’ cookies to:
- Link to social networks
- Provide online advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in
You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services. All of these cookies are managed by third parties and you may alternatively use the third parties’ own tools to prevent these cookies.
Third party Cookies
To support the pages we have embedded content from various other platforms. We do not have any control over the dissemination of these cookies and this tool will not block cookies from those websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.