What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small data file that can be transferred by a web server onto your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. The information stored in a cookie can be read by the web server and is used to allow a website to recognise your computer when you revisit a website or browse from page to page of a website. Only the web server that sent the cookie can read, and therefore use, that particular cookie. Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match users’ preferred interests more effectively and/or avoid the need for users to re-enter data when they revisit a website. Cookies are commonly used on the internet and do not harm your computer or computer files.
We use cookie-derived information to:
- Facilitate users’ ability to navigate through the website;
- Ascertain whether the website is operating at an optimal level; and
- Personalise and improve the service we offer to you by understanding your preferences and establishing which areas of the website are of most relevance to you.