What are cookies?
There are two main types of cookie:
• session cookies—these are deleted when you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your computer longer than this; and
• persistent cookies—these are stored on your computer after you have finished using a website so that the website provider can remember your preferences the next time you use it.
They can be set by the website you have browsed, i.e. the website displayed in the uniform resource locator (URL) window. These are called first party cookies. Third party cookies are set by a website other than the one you are browsing.
To find out more about them, including how to see which have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
How do we use them?
They are a small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, they are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers
If you continue to use our website we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from our website. However, if you would prefer to change your settings, you can do so at any time – see below:
Most browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your internet browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete them, which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser.
If you set your internet browser preferences to block them, you may not be able to access all or parts of the practice’s site.
If you delete those relating to this website we will not remember things about you, including your cookie preferences, and you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit the site.
To find out more about their use, including how to see which have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org