What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, often including a unique identifier, sent to the browser of your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a "device") from a website's computer. It is stored on your device's hard drive.
Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it. To protect your privacy, your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, and not the cookies sent to you by other websites.
Many websites do this whenever a user visits them to track online traffic flows. On this website, our cookies record information regarding page traffic flows. You can set your device’s preferences to accept all cookies, notify you when a cookie is issued, or not receive cookies at all.
Selecting the last option means you will not receive certain personalised features, which may result in you being unable to take full advantage of all the website's features.
Each browser is different, so please check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. During the course of any visit to our website, every page you see, along with a cookie, is downloaded to your device.
Information supplied by cookies can help us analyse the profile of our visitors, which helps us provide you with a better user experience. For example, if on a previous visit you went to our event pages, we might find this out from your cookie. We would then know the importance of this section of the website to you and other visitors.
Third party cookies on our pages
Please note that during your visits to our website you may notice some cookies which are unrelated to us. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Vimeo or BBC iPlayer, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies.
You should check the third party websites for more information about these.
Cookies used on our site
Here is a list of cookies used on this website:
Facebook and Twitter - social media share buttons that enable you to share our content
Session cookie - this is a standard cookie just to remember user preferences (like font size and saves you logging in every time you visit)
How to delete cookies or control them
However, if you wish to restrict or block cookies set by this or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.
The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this for a wide variety of browsers.
You will also find details on how to clear cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone’s browser, you will need to refer to your handset manual.