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 website. 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 web page 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.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
We take your privacy very seriously and comply with the recent UK and EU law on handling cookies and provide (you) the user with means to remove such cookies or prevent your computer from accepting them in the future.
The cookies we use are those for Analytics. We obtain anonymous data from your visit which tells us a few details such as how you found our website, how long you spent on our website and where you came from.
The following cookies are used throughout our website:
_utma – Provides each unique visitor with a code to enable us to track how many times you have visited the site.
_utmz – Used to track how you found our site .i.e which search engine you used.
_utmb and _utmc – Used to make Google Analytics work.
Browser specific instructions to block and remove cookies
Turn off cookies in the browser
Changing privacy and other browser settings