Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you. Cookies are common and won’t do anything to harm your system – they simply store or gather information to help you to get the most out of your visit to our website.
We may collect information about your computer including, where available, your IP address, operating system, and browser type for system administration as part of our audit trail process.
Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Although they can be used to store information which may identify a user’s computer, cookies do not personally identify users
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that. You are not obliged to accept cookies and you can adjust your browser’s setting to prevent it from accepting cookies on your computer. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including ours, if you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website. Opting out will apply only to the browser or device that you are currently using, so you may need to change these settings again if you use other browsers or devices to browse the web
You can obtain information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
Internet Explorer https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
You can also visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information about cookies