Cookie Policy

 

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type for system administration. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual and we will not collect personal information in this way.

 

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

 

  • To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
  • To speed up your searches.
  • To recognise you when you return to our site.

 

The two type of cookies used on this site are classified as "Strictly Necessary" and "Performance" cookies.

 

Strictly Necessary Cookies

 

We use "Strictly Necessary" cookies to:

 

  • Administrate website content
  • Remember if you accept our privacy policy
  • Make sure you connect to the right service on our website when we make any changes to the way the website works

 

Cookies we have defined as 'Strictly Necessary' cookies will NOT be used to:

 

  • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you
  • Remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit

 

There are two cookies that we use on this site that are defined as "strictly necessary" cookies:

 

Session cookie  

This has a randomly generated name (eg "2a8ff4c2f40bef232b830aa" ) and it is used to keep the session live so that an administrator can update the website. It doesn't store any confidential information and is destroyed as soon as the session ends (when you close the browser).

 

Cookiepop         

This is a cookie that keeps track of whether to display the privacy-policy alert or not. It is only used if the user clicks on the accept button.

 

 

Performance Cookies

 

We use performance cookies to:

 

  • Provide statistics on how our website is used
  • Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur

 

Cookies we have defined as 'Performance' cookies will NOT be used to:

 

  • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you on other websites
  • Target adverts to you on any other website

 

In some cases, some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties, but we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

 

There are four cookies that we use on this site that are defined as "performance" cookies:

 

_utma   Identifies unique visitors

_utmb   Tracks the referral source of your visit.

_utmc   Determines the length of time of your visit to this site.

_utmz   Determines visitor navigation within this site.

 

 

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.