Cookies and how we use them

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website & apps (iOS and Android) to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website & apps (iOS and Android). Cookies allow websites & apps (iOS and Android) and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website & apps (iOS and Android) and what pages they tend to visit.

How we use cookies

We may use cookies to:
  • Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website & apps (iOS and Android) structure, design, content and functions.
  • Identify whether you are signed in to our website & apps (iOS and Android). A cookie allows us to check whether you are signed in to the site.
  • Test content on our website & apps (iOS and Android). For example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% a different piece of content.
  • Store information about your preferences. The website & apps (iOS and Android) can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
  • To recognise when you return to our website & apps (iOS and Android). We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

Controlling cookies

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website & apps (iOS and Android) uses cookies. If you do not want our website & apps (iOS and Android) to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies. However, please note that doing this may affect how our website & apps (iOS and Android) functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you. Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our website & apps (iOS and Android) will issue cookies when you visit it. To learn more about cookies and how they are used, visit All About Cookies.