1. What are cookies and how are they used on this website?
Cookies are text files generated by a website and placed on your computer or on any other device you are using to access the website. Cookies are used on this website for various purposes including, for example, to evaluate, develop and track website usage, improve the user experience. help your browser navigate through this website, and collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. Cookies from third parties are used to evaluate and compile anonymised statistical reports for us on website activity. No cookies on this website capture a user's name or other information that would identify the user personally. They merely identify a computer or other device. All information collected by cookies on this website is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Session cookies do not store information on the hard disk of your computer or other device and they expire at the end of your browsing session i.e. when you close your browser window the session cookie and information it collected is deleted. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer or other device and they remain there after you close your session until you delete them manually or until your browser deletes them based on the pre-determined period contained within the persistent cookie's file. This website uses both.
The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Website and your location.
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.
These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser - remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one:
Internet Explorer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 (this page links to further information for different versions of IE - the mobile version is at http:/ /www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx).
Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html (or http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677for mobile versions)
Types of cookie that may be used during your visit to the website:
This website uses both first party and third party cookies. The following types of cookie are used on this site. We don't list every single cookie used by name - but for each type of cookie we tell you how you can control its use.
- Cookies "strictly necessary" for functionality of this website's platform. These cookies are essential in order to enable users to move around this website and use its features.
- "Performance" cookies which collect information about how users navigate this website, for instance which pages users access most frequently. They identify how users interact with our website, find out which pages seem to hold people up, which pages are not used often, which pages take a long time to load, what pages users tend to visit and in what order. All of this helps us to refine and develop our website to try and make them more usable when a user visits us again in future. A third party (eg Google) stores the information collected by the cookie. It may disclose the information to third parties where required by law or where such third parties process the information on our behalf. The data collected is used for managing the performance and design of this website.
- "Functionality" cookies which allow this website to remember choices you make.
For more general information about cookies and how to disable them through your browser, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Contact us if you have questions about the cookies used on this website.
Third party cookies
We also use the following third party cookies:
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For more information about cookies and how to manage them please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
Does the policy apply to linked websites?