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Cookies policy

Please see below details of our Cookies Policy

To ensure that our website is well managed and to facilitate improved navigation within the site, we or our service provider(s) may use cookies (small text files stored in a user’s browser) to collect aggregate data. We may use such devices to track information on our systems and identify categories of visitors by items such as IP address, domain, browser type and pages visited. This information is reported to our website administrator who uses the information to analyse the number of visitors to different areas of the site and to make sure that our website is serving as a useful, effective information source.

Cookies do not collect personal information such as your name or email address. Cookies can be rejected, however, under specific circumstances, visitors may be denied access to some parts of our site if their browsers reject cookies.

To ensure that our website is well managed, we or our service provider may track information on our systems and identify categories of visitors by items such as domain, company IP address and browser type. Our internal website administrator uses this information to analyse the number of visitors to different areas of our site to make sure that our website is serving as a useful and effective information source.

A list of all of the cookies used on our website by category are set out below. Brief details of the purpose of these cookies is also set out below together with a guide to indicate the relative intrusive nature of the cookies:

Cross references to the table below Type of Cookies

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies – essential for the operation of the site and to enable you to move around the site. Without these cookies certain parts of the site may not be available.
  2. Performance Cookies – These cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use the site. These cookies are only used to improve how the site works.
  3. Functionality Cookies – Remember choices you make to improve your experience of visiting the site.

 

Intrusion level key
Red Intrusive and collecting personally identifiable information.
Amber Somewhat intrusive.
Green Not intrusive and maybe necessary for website operation.

 

Cookies on this site
Cookie Data Purpose of this cookie Level Type Owner Lifespan
ASP.NET_ SessionID Tracking ID Tracks referrer, search engine used, user location, keyword clicked etc Green 1 Microsoft Session
_utma Tracking ID Tracks number of visits, last visit, first visit etc. Amber 2 Google Infinite
_utmb Timestamp Records when a visitor enters a site to track total time spend on website. Amber 2 Google Session
_utmc Timestamp Records when a visitor leaves a site to track total time spent on website. Amber 2 Google Session
_utmz Tracking ID Tracks referrer, search engine used, user location, keyword clicked etc. Amber 2 Google 6 Months
_utmv Tracking ID User-defined report classifications etc. Amber 2 Google Infinite

You may be able to block cookies by activating the settings on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (to include essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site and by using the site you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your machine/devise.

If you do not wish to consent to cookies being placed, you must change your browser settings which can be done by accessing the following link http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/Cookies-frequently-asked-questions. If you choose to do this you should not continue to access the site as the site will issue cookies as soon as you continue to use the site.