What are cookies? Cookies are small text files containing a…
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
We use the following types of cookies for the purposes explained in this chart:
1. Operational cookies:
These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the website.
2. Performance / Analytics cookies:
These cookies collect information about how you have used the website. We use these cookies to analyse how the website is accessed, is used, or is performing. We use this information to maintain, operate, and continually improve the service. We may also obtain information from our email newsletters, including whether you opened or forwarded a newsletter or clicked on any of its content. This information tells us about our newsletters’ effectiveness and helps us ensure that we’re delivering information that you find interesting.
3. Functionality cookies:
These cookies allow us to remember how you’re logged in, whether you made an edit to an article on the website while logged out, when you logged in or out. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous, and they are not used to track your browsing activity on other sites or services.
4. Third party cookies:
How to manage cookies
Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.
This document was last updated on May 23, 2018.