In this section we would like to tell you what Cookies we use and why. A “cookie” is a small text file that’s stored on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device when you visit a website or use an app. Cookies are very useful for websites and do lots of different jobs which help to make your experience on our site as smooth as possible. For example, they let you move between web pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience.
What Cookies we use and how we use them
Our websites use the following cookies
These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to show/hide the cookies bar which is located at the top of the homepage.
These are cookies that are required for the operation of the registration and claim forms. These cookies store encrypted information that enables the system to recognise you for the duration of the session. You will not be asked for your consent to place these cookies.
There are various ways that you can control and manage your cookies which are discussed in a bit more detail below. Please remember that any settings you change will not just affect cookies used on our website. These changes will apply to all websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular sites). If you want to restrict or block the cookies we set, you can do this through your browser settings. Most browsers will allow you to:
- See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis.
- Block third party cookies.
- Block cookies from particular sites.
- Block all cookies from being set.
- Delete all cookies when you close your browser.
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies (which also includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set). Also, if you block cookies completely, many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Alternatively, you can search the internet for other independent information on cookies.