When services are delivered on the Internet, this sometimes involves small files being placed on your computer known as cookies. Cookies cannot personally identify you.
Cookies provide a better experience for you when using some of the functionalities on the site, such as:
- Not having to give the same information multiple times
- Recognising that you may already have given a username/password, therefore you don't need to for every web page requested
- Analysing how many people are using the website to ensure there's sufficient capacity, allowing the pages to load faster and more efficiently.
- Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with the website, allowing us to make improvements and changes.