(a) how cookies are used through our website and
(b) what cookie information is used for.
An official definition is provided below:
“Cookies are text files with small pieces of data that are used to identify your computer as you use a computer network. … Data stored in a cookie is created by the server upon your connection. This data is labelled with an ID unique to you and your computer.”
Cookies are transient in nature and can be governed by configurations in your web browser which will determine what types are allowed, what can be done with them and how long they last.
Cookies that are required for the website to operate properly are allowed to be set without your permission. All other cookies need to be approved before they can be set in the browser.
When you use the internet, it is standard practice and normal for certain information to be sent from your device to the server that you are accessing. This enables your device and that server to communicate with one another to optimise performance and improve service.
This includes information about how you use our website, your IP (internet protocol) address, other device-identifying data, browser information and the web pages that you have requested on our website. This information will typically tell us the date and time of your visit to our website, your choice of ISP (internet service provider) and your geographic location.