Cookies are small files that are placed on your device by websites which collect information about your use of those websites. Different types of cookies are used for different purposes. There are cookies that are active for a single session which, for example, help to facilitate the completion of application forms or surveys. On the other hand, persistent cookies are stored on your device and help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future.
to allocate an identification number to your Internet browser (you cannot be identified from this number);
determining if your browser has previously visited the website and remembering your settings/preferences;
tracking and reporting on website usage;
identifying other pages or third parties’ websites your browser has accessed;
personalising your experience, including your access to services that we provide on our websites. For example, providing customised content, support and advertising that may be relevant to your interests and needs;
providing enhanced security and fraud detection.