We sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies and most websites do this. A cookie is a string of information that is sent by a web site and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer's memory. The information collected is used for the administration of the server and to improve the service provided by the web site. Cookies provide an audit trail of your browsing history, you can reject the use of cookies but you may be asked for information again, e.g. to participate in a survey.

They improve browsing by:

  • remembering who you are after you login to the site

  • prefill some of the online forms with information you already gave to us so you don’t need to keep entering it;

  • measuring how you use the website to make your browsing experience more efficient and user friendly.

Apart from the ones related to the login process our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They exist to make the site work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

Further information and how to block cookies is located on our cookies page.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them visit AboutCookies.org.