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Cookies policy

Cookies - what they are and how we use them

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files placed on your computer's hard drive by websites, they help websites to analyse web traffic or recognise your computer when you visit a particular site.

Cookies can allow web applications to tailor content to suit your needs by remembering your likes, dislikes and preferences - such as the way sites like Amazon and eBay suggest items that you might be interested in based on what you have looked at previously.

Cookies can also be used to track the number of visitors to a website, the time they spent on the site and the pages they looked at.

How we use cookies

Generic Session Cookie (JSESSIONID)
This cookie is essential for various parts of the website to function properly.  This cookie expires when you close your browser.

KB5 Cookies (__KBCookie__ and __KBLoggedIn__)
KB5 manages the display of the website. These two cookies are essential for various parts of the website to function properly. __KBCookie__ contains a unique string to identify your session and __KBLoggedIn__ flags your authentication status.  These cookies expire when you close your browser.

__KBConsent__

This cookie is set at the point that the website has informed you of its use of cookies. It expires 1 year after it was first created.

Accept or decline cookies

Most internet browsers automatically accept (or 'consent' to) cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may reduce your browsing experience but it gives you greater control over the cookies that are placed on your computer. You can add our web domain to your list of websites that you do not wish to receive cookies from.

If you accept cookies, they may remain on your computer, unless you delete them. Please note that turning off cookies may limit your use of our website and website services.

Here are some links to point you towards advice for the most popular internet browsers:

Mobile browsers:

You can find out more about the different types of cookies and what they do at BBC Webwise or go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

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