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 analytical/performance cookies. These 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.
We may use both 'session' cookies (which expire when you close your browser) and 'persistent' cookies (which remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time) to help us better understand how our site is used.
- the IP address from which you access our site;
- the type of browser and operating system you use to access our site;
- the date and time you access our site;
- the pages you visit; and
- the addresses of pages from where you followed a link to our site
We do not correlate any information in the cookies information with data about individual users. We do not share the cookie information with any third party for advertising purposes.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:
Google Analytics (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz)
These analytical cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Usually _utma expires after 2 years, _utmb expires after half an hour, _utmz expires after six months and _utmc expires after you have signed off.
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.
If you would like your web browser to automatically block them, select which browser you use from the list below for instructions.