To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most university and big websites do this too.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
A number of our pages use temporary cookies to remember:
- your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size
- if you have already replied to a form/survey that asks you for permission to contact you or not (so you won’t be asked again)
- The webpages viewed on our site to help us understand what areas our visitors are interested in.
Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited. Typically these would be third party and are set by Google or a video streaming service.
Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.