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A cookie is a small file sent from a website, which is stored by your web browser. When you return to the website the information in the cookie can be used to recognise your last session.
Cookies can't install malicious software such as viruses on your device, whether that’s a computer or a mobile phone. They don't store any of your personal data or account information.
There are two sources of cookies:
Cookies stay on your device for different periods of time.
We use three types of cookies on our website:
1. essential cookies
2. analytics and customisation cookies
3. functionality and performance cookies
There's more information about these in the table below.
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies.
You can block cookies from our website by following the opt-out links in the table below or by changing your internet browser settings. You can also use a third-party tool to manage cookies.
To change your browser settings please follow the instructions provided by your browser provider. These are normally located within the 'Help', 'Tools' or 'Edit' menus.
Using the third party opt-out links in the table below may not delete the cookie from your browser. It may simply stop the cookie from being sent to your computer in future.
If you want to delete cookies you’ll need to set up your browser to delete them when the browser is closed.
Purpose: Necessary for the operation of our website.
Expiry: Should be deleted when you close your browser as long as it’s set up to delete them automatically.
How to block: Set your browser to reject cookies or use a third-party tool to manage them.
Expiry: Most will expire when you close your browser as long as it’s set up to delete them automatically. One cookie called NetInsight – NiVID will last for 18 months from your last visit to our site.
How to block: Change your browser settings to reject them or use a third-party tool to manage them.
Source: YouTube, owned by Google
Purpose: YouTube uses Adobe Flash files which are also called Flash cookies. The cookies improve the functionality of our website but are not essential to its use. Without these cookies certain functionality like videos may be unavailable. The information collected by Google may be shared with third parties and used to send you adverts when you browse the internet. You will not be identified personally. Find out more about Google cookies.
Expiry: Flash cookies are stored indefinitely unless your browser is set up to automatically delete them. Other YouTube cookies may last up to eight months from your last visit to our site.
For more information visit Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them or go to www.youronlinechoices.co.uk