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Http cookies can be controlled via your browser settings. The Help function of your browser will tell you how. Alternatively, click on your preferred browser from the list below and review the information provided.
|PC||Mac||iPad / iPhone|
|Google Chrome||Google Chrome||Safari|
|Mozilla Firefox||Mozilla Firefox|
Google Chrome (PC)
The following article applies to the Google Chrome browser on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chromebooks. It details how to adjust your cookie permission settings, delete cookies, block or allow cookies by default and how to make exceptions for cookies from specific websites or domains.
Google Chrome (Mac)
Choose ‘Chrome’ from the main navigation then ‘Preferences’ then ‘Under the Hood’. Click on the ‘Content Settings’ button and allow local data to be set if you wish to accept cookies.
How to turn cookie storage off and on in Firefox
How to remove cookies that have already been stored by websites
How to block certain websites from storing cookies
How to block websites other than the one you’re currently visiting (3rd parties) from storing cookies
Choose ‘Firefox’ from the main navigation then ‘Preferences’ and click on the ‘Privacy’ tab. Chose ‘Use Custom Settings for History’ option from the drop down in the History section and select your cookie setting preferences.
Internet Explorer (PC)
Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’, then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab. Ensure that your privacy level is set to medium or below which will enable cookies in your browser. Settings above medium will disable cookies.
Further details on cookie management can be found in Internet Explorer Help by hitting F1 on your keyboard and entering the search term ‘cookies’.
Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option.
Click on ‘Security’, check the option that you desire in the ‘Accept Cookies’ section.
Choose ‘Safari’ from the main navigation then ‘Preferences’ and click on the ‘Privacy’ tab. In the ‘Block Cookies’ section specify if and when Safari should accept cookies from websites.
Safari (iOS used by iPhones and iPads)
Tap the settings icon, select Safari from the list that appears, tap ‘Accept Cookies’ option and select your preference.
3rd Party Advertising Cookies
If you would like to disable “third party” cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one-time “no thanks” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your machine. Here are links to the third party advertising platforms we use, each of which have instructions on how to do this:
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising bodies for more information on how to opt out of these cookies: http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp
Flash Cookies / Local Shared Objects
You can disable local shared objects using the ‘Global Storage Settings panel’ of the online Settings Manager at Adobe’s website. However, using this feature will permanently place a flash cookie on your device, informing all other websites that you do not want flash cookies stored on your computer.
You can also opt out of Flash Cookies on a per-site basis by right clicking the Flash Player and selecting “Settings” from the popup menu that appears, or using the Website Storage Settings panel on Adobe’s website. The latter also allows users to delete local shared objects.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit http://aboutcookies.org