Last updated 1st August 2012
This document explains all you need to know about how this website makes use of cookies, and how you can manage or remove them if you wish to do so.
A Brief Overview of Cookies

Cookies are tiny files that contain small amounts of data to enhance your user experience of this website. They are sent to and stored upon the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. They can be very useful as they help us improve our website in order to ensure it is of more use to you. On this website you can manage and/or delete cookies as you wish. Information is provided in the section ‘Managing Your Cookies’.

How Does This Site Use Cookies?

Cookies on this website are used in a variety of ways, a comprehensive list of the cookies used within this website can be found in the section ‘Cookies We Set’

A) Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect user information about how people use our site. This in turn helps us make sure the website is giving the users the information they need and also the information they would like to see so we can further improve the website.

Analytics cookies store information about what pages users visit, how long they are on the site, how they got there including the keywords they may have typed in to a search engine to find the website. The information we have helps us to analyse our visitor engagement with the website and provide them with a better experience in the future.

No personal information is either stored or collected through the use of these cookies (for example, names or addresses), so this information cannot be used to identify individuals. We do not allow analytics companies to use or share this data.

B) Profile management

This website allows users to login and retrieve personal information and account details. In order to allow you to access your account quicker, and if you have selected the ‘Remember Me’ option when you login, we store a cookie on your device so we can remember specific information for you.

C) Saving your usability and accessibility choice

This website provides settings that allow you to resize text or view different colour options depending on how you prefer to browse our website. If you do choose to change them, we save your settings in a cookie, we can then apply this setting to each page you look at.

 

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are not set directly by this website, but by third-party service or functionality providers (for example, website analytics).

Google Analytics stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

How to reject or delete this cookie http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

 

Managing Your Cookies

Internet browsers allow users to manage their cookies. They can set their devices to accept all cookies, to let them know when a cookie has been set, or never to receive cookies. Each browser works in a different way: use the ‘Help’ menu in your browser to find out to change your cookie preferences. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you should refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that disabling cookies completely means that certain personalised features will not then be provided to that user and therefore they may not be able to make full use of all of the website’s features. Some cookies are not set by this websites but by other sites which provide a service or functionality on this websites. These are known as third-party cookies. Managing, deleting or blocking these cookies requires you to visit the websites of these third parties. Details are provided in the section Third-party cookies.

You can learn more about cookies and how to manage them at AboutCookies.org

 

Cookies We Use?
Cookie name Expires after Description of cookie
_utma 2 years A Google Analytics cookie which keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
_utmb End of session A Google Analytics cookie which creates a timestamp of the exact moment when a visitor enters a site.
_utmc End of session A Google Analytics cookie which creates a timestamp of the exact moment when a visitor leaves the site.
_utmz 6 months A Google Analytics cookie which tracks where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the site was accessed from.
More information

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org

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