What are cookies?
A cookie is a small computer file downloaded on to your computer, tablet, smartphone or other device when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise the device.
Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (“session” cookies” or they may be stored for longer (“persistent” cookies).
The information stored in cookies is helpful to both you and to us. It means that content can be tailored to suit you. It also gives organisations useful information about who visits a website and what they do when they are there.
- Gather site visit statistics;
- Track session information;
- Track conversion rates for people looking for employment or services.
Google also sets cookies on devices that access this website in order to:
- Track the use of Google Maps, which are embedded in some of our pages;
- Gather site visit data for use in Google Analytics;
- Build a profile of website visitors’ interests to then show relevant ads on other sites, including Google search;
- Protect your data from unauthorised access.
We are required by law to ensure that we have your consent before we place and access cookies on your device. We do this with the consent message that you saw when you first visited this website.
You are free to refuse to accept cookies and even if you consent in the first instance, you can delete cookies or refuse to accept them by adjusting your browser settings at any time (see the help pages of your web browser).
However, you should be aware that if you do delete or refuse to accept cookies, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.