What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit.
To learn more about cookies you can visit this website which has an article about them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_cookie .
Types of Cookies
There are two main types of cookies used by web servers. They are persistent and session cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer system and expire at a date in the future unless they are updated or deleted from your system. They are used to retain information about preferences. The second type of cookie is a session cookie which remains on the computer system until the browser is closed.
You will find details on how to block and delete cookies from your computer as well as browsing history by exploring the setup of the browser you are using. All browsers offer the ability to block cookies, or remove them. It is beyond the scope of this article to provide information on every browser in use on all devices. Refer to the browser provider or mobile device manual to learn how to remove or block cookies from your system.
The Cookies We Use
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages, what searches they may have done on the website. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
This data helps us to understand:
- Which pages people visit on the site
- Which internet browsers are being used
- What is popular on the site
These are session cookies that remember preferences you have when viewing a map which is on the website.
3rd Party cookies
We do not use any cookies through third parties for advertising or pushing advertising content to you. This is an advert free website.
What happens if I do not accept cookies on my browsing device?
Some of the functions on the website may not work without cookies being enabled or you may see a reduction in functionality.