We have created a short summary of the types of cookies that we use on this website and have provided you with some examples of those cookies. When our new website launches we will update the cookies used and provide you with more complete information.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the below:
- 1. Performance Cookies
- These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use and move around our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. We use tools widely adopted by most websites including Google Analytics™ . These cookies don’t collect information that identifies an individual visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies are used to improve how our website works, for example, by ensuring that visitors can find what they are looking for easily. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the website and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
For more information on the cookies set by Google Analytics™ please go to: http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html.
Google has also created their own opt-out plugin, which you can get from: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
- 2. Functional Cookies
- These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.
These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and greet you by name. These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as commenting on our blog.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.