Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree to their use, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a site. Cookies can 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 a cookie to store your preference (called cc_cookie_accept) to remember that you agreed to the use of cookies.

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. We use Google Analytics.

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn widgets. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

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 setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

A good source of further information about cookies is allaboutcookies.org.