A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
In order to enhance your use of the website you may be given a session cookie which will only last for the duration of that visit to the website. Each time you visit the Website you will have a different session cookie. You may refuse the session cookie by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser however you may find that some parts of the website may not function as expected.
In addition to a session cookie the website also uses “Google Analytics”, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “persistent cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
For more information about cookies see: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/