A cookie is a small text file that is used to help your browser navigate through a particular website by storing the cookie file. For example it is used to remember your login details so it’s quicker for you to log in as well as in account preferences so you only need to enter the information once.
A cookie usually contains the name of the website that the cookie has come from, the length of time the cookie will last on your computer and a value (normally a randomly generated unique number). To find out more on cookies please visit allaboutcookies.org or aboutcookies.org which are both great resources of information.
Like many other websites we use Google Analytics to track the number of visits, page impressions and time users spend on the site. Data for Google Analytics is anonymously aggregated and isn’t tracked to an individual user – a list of the analytics cookies can be found here.
We also use our own internal analytics tool to track activity on the website in order to make improvements that we feel will improve the experience for users.