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.
The cookies we use are “analytical”, “functional” or “essential” cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site 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. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Type of Cookie||Purpose||How we use them on this site.|
|Essential Cookies||Required to operate the site. Examples include cookies allowing log in by user to a secure area, a shopping cart or e-billing||We use these cookies to identify users between pages after they have logged in to the site.|
|Analytical/ Performance Cookies||Allow site owner to recognise and count visitors, see how visitors move around the site. Used to improve site performance, ease of use||We retain Google Analytics to monitor visitor numbers and use of this site, and they apply Analytical / Performance cookies to do this.|
|Functionality Cookies||Recognise returning users. Enable site owner to personalise content to the returning visitor, recognise visitors and their preferences (language, area, etc.)||We use session cookies during your visit, but they do not persist once you close the web browser.|
You can 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.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after you close your web browser following your visit to our site.
If you have any further queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Version: 09 March 2013