What are cookies
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Cookies are not viruses, spyware, or Trojans that cause harm to your machine.
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
- To enable certain functions of the Service
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:
We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. E.g.:
Essential to maintain a session throughout your visit to the site. It is set by the web server purely for session management, and expires when you close your browser.
This website uses a variety of cookies to help improve the quality of your experience:
Essential & Functional Cookies
Without these cookies certain functions of our website would not work, such as login, registration and password areas.
We may also have a cookie generated by Google Analytics, which allows us to measure the user experience of our site and helps us to identify problem areas. Whilst these cookies are useful to help us understand how our site is used, they are not essential, you may opt out of these cookies at the bottom of this page:
This cookie is set by Google Analytics and records time-related information and number of visits to the site. This cookie expires after two years.
This cookie is also set by Google Analytics and records approximately how long you spend on the site. However this cookie expires after one hour.
Again, another Google Analytics cookie also recording how long you spend on the site. The cookie expires when you close your browser.
One more Google Analytics cookie which records the referring site (where you came from if following a link into this site). This cookie expires after six months.
These cookies monitor how visitors use our website. This helps us to improve the customer flow and provide additional resources for popular pages. This analytics information is anonymous, we can only see what you visited, not who you are.
Third Party Cookies
These are cookies dropped via our site, but by other websites, so if we host a video on YouTube.com and embed that on our site, when you click play YouTube drops a cookie on your machine so it knows you have watched it. Or if you hit the ‘Like’ button on one of our pages (please do!) the social media site will drop a cookie. We do try, wherever possible, to only allow third-party cookies to be dropped on your machine from websites we trust.
What are your choices regarding cookies
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
- For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
- For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
- For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
- For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_US
- For any other web browser, please visit your web browser’s official web pages.
Where can you find more information about cookies
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
- AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
- Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.