A cookie is a small file that contains text. If you allow cookies, the file is stored, by your web browser, on the physical storage media on your device (e.g. your computer’s hard drive) whilst you are browsing the internet or using internet-enabled apps.
Cookies are often used in conjunction with pixels, particularly as part of online advertising. A pixel is a small, transparent picture file that is included in web pages. Pixels contain computer code that detects events on the web page (e.g. a button click) and records the events in the cookie.
To find out more information about cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can block cookies by changing the settings on your browser. How this is done, and the amount of control that you have over different types of cookie, depends on which browser you use. All mainstream browsers will allow you to turn off cookies completely. You can also delete all cookies (or a selection of them) from your device at any time.
The cookies that we rely on are used to (1) support functionality on our website; and (2) collect information about how you interact with our website. The cookies are placed by our website and some of them will be accessed or read by our service providers. A list of our service providers is set out below.
The cookies that we rely on are placed when you visit our website, when you use social network accounts and apps, and when you interact with tools or services that our service providers provide.
For information about our legal basis for using cookies, please refer to our Privacy Notice.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie Name||Cookie category and point of expiry (where applicable)||Categories of data obtained and Purpose of use||More information for website users/ visitors (where available)|
|XSRF-TOKEN||Session, first party||The cookie is used for security purposes and, in particular, to prevent cross-site attacks (i.e. exploiting the fact that you are an authenticated user to a particular site)|
|undisputed_session||Session, first party||This cookie contains basic, non-personal information about your browser’s request and enables the website to function by carrying that information between pages.|
|gtag.js||Persistent, first party, two years||This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our website. It obtains non sensitive information such as IP address, session time and browser type. It registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. Data obtained via these cookies are accessible by us and Google||Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245|