Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
 
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
 
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
 
Cookies do not typically contain any information that identifies a user, but other information that we hold about you may be linked to the information stored in, and obtained from, cookies. We categorise  cookies  by  reference  to  their  purpose. 

  • Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies

Session cookies expire when you close your browser or if you stay inactive for a certain time.  Persistent cookies will persist even after the browser is closed. They are used to remember you so that you don’t have to re-enter, for example, log-in information every time you revisit our website.

  • Managing cookies

If you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies placed by our website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you choose to disable all cookies we cannot guarantee the performance of our websites and some features may not work as expected.

If you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies placed by our website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you choose to disable all cookies we cannot guarantee the performance of our websites and some features may not work as expected.

Google Analytics:  we use the following cookies in connection with Google Analytics

  • [_utma] Used to distinguish users and sessions
  • [_utmb] Used to determine new sessions/visits
  • [_utmc] Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit
  • [_utmt] Used to throttle request rate (e.g., to reduce the frequency with which a browser may request data from the server)
  • [_utmz] Stores the traffic source or indicates the advertising campaign that explains how the user reached our Sites.


to learn more about Google’s practices and to opt out, visit
http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/https://developers.google.com/ analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage and https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

You can also disable Google Analytics on all websites by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. Just type "Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on" into your web browser to read about these processes.

Other technologies, such as UDID, ETags, and web or browser cache, have a similar purposes to cookies.  They are used for ad delivery and reporting, which involves the logging of page views or the collection of other data about a computer or device for the purpose of delivering ads or providing advertising-related services, for example, providing a specific advertisement based on a particular type of browser or time of day; statistical reporting in connection with the activity on a website; analytics and analysis; optimization of location of ad placement; ad performance; reach and frequency metrics (e.g., frequency capping); security and fraud prevention; billing; and logging the number and type of ads served on a particular day to a particular website.  We use:

  • Facebook Social Plugins:  this enables visitors to engage with us via Facebook and show visitors relevant ads and personalized content on Facebook.

To learn more or to opt out, please visit https://www.facebook.com/help/443483272359009 and https://www.facebook.com/help/247395082112892.

  • Twitter Button:  Enables visitors to engage with us via Twitter and show visitors relevant ads and personalized content on Twitter. To learn more about Twitter’s practices and to opt out, please visit https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en and, in certain browser setting, select “Do Not Track”.

 

To know more about how we process your personal data, please read our Privacy Notice here.