Cookies consist of small files, often including unique identifiers, which are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
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 expires at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies on this website
We use both persistent cookies and session cookies on this website.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, although personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
1) To recognise your computer when you visit our website
2) To improve the website’s usability
3) To analyse the use of our website
4) To carry out the administration of this website
Third party cookies
When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
1) In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector
2) In Firefox, you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.
Blocking all cookies will, however, mean you will not be able to use many of the features of this website.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. The method for doing so will depend upon your web browser. Instructions are available at the following URLs.
Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
￼Safari (v3): http://www.apple.com/safari/features.html#security