What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by websites that you visit. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. More information on how to delete or disable cookies is set out below.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies on this website
When submitting your online application form, JotForm, our third party form supplier, will place a temporary persistent cookie onto your computer. This cookie will last on your computer for two days and allows you to leave your application form part-completed and return to it within two days to complete it. Once you have pressed “Submit”, or do not return to the form within two days, the temporary persistent cookie is automatically deleted.
Disabling and deleting cookies
If you would like to disable or delete cookies from your web browser then please see the instructions on how to do so for the most commonly used web browsers by following this link: aboutcookies.org
Blocking all cookies is likely to have a negative impact on the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will still be able to complete your application form but you will not be able to save any progress if you close the web page without submitting your application.