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How to Disable / Enable Cookies

Our cookie policy tells you what sort of cookies we use on our site and why we use them, but if you still don’t feel comfortable with allowing them on your computer you can follow these simple steps to disable them.

How to turn cookies off in the most popular browsers:

Internet Explorer

  • Click ‘Tools’ and choose ‘Internet Options’ from the menu that appears
  • In the pop-up screen click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
  • In the settings section click on the ‘Advanced’ button
  • In the Advanced Privacy Settings pop-up click on the checkbox for ‘Override automatic cookie handling’
  • Select the block option for both first-party and third-party cookies and click ‘OK’

Google Chrome

  • Click on the spanner icon in the browser’s toolbar
  • Choose Settings
  • Click ‘Show advanced settings’
  • In the 'Privacy' section, click ‘Content settings’
  • To disable cookies, in the 'Cookies' section, pick ‘Block sites from setting any data’

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on 'Tools' at the browser menu and choose ‘Options’
  • Choose the Privacy panel
  • To disable cookies: Uncheck ‘Accept cookies for sites’ 


  • Click on 'Setting’ at the browser menu and choose 'Settings'
  • Choose ‘Quick Preferences’
  • To disable cookies: uncheck 'Enable Cookies'


  • Click on 'Safari'  at the menu bar and select the 'Preferences' option
  • Click on 'Security'
  • To disable cookies, in the ‘Accept cookies’ section choose ‘Never’

All other browsers 

Please use the inbuilt ‘Help’ function for your chosen browser to find out how to disable cookies.