Cookies: what are they and how do we use them?
A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you use the website in order to remember something about you at a later time (such as login and region selection). This means you don’t have to re-enter this information each time you return to the site or browse from one page to another.
Browser specific instructions to block and remove cookies
Safari iOS: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
How long will cookies remain on my computer or mobile device?
The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 90 days and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device. See the section below on how to control cookies for more information on removing them before they expire.
This information helps us to build a profile of our users. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.
A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.