Every time your Web browser accesses our Website, we automatically receive and store certain information about you, by placing a cookie on your computer.
What are cookies?
Our websites, along with most other major websites, use ‘Cookies’. 'Cookies’ are pieces of information that a website transfers to the cookie file on your computer's hard disk. ‘Cookies’ enable users to navigate around websites and (where appropriate) enable us to tailor the content to fit the needs of visitors who have accessed the site and help us improve the user experience. Without ‘Cookies’ enabled we cannot guarantee that the website and your experience while visiting are as we intended it to be.
Two types of cookies are used on our Website:
1. Session cookies (which remain in the cookie file of your browser only so long as you are accessing the Website) are used:
- To allow you to carry information from one page of our Website to another without having to re-enter information; and
- Within login mode, to allow you to access stored information.
2. Persistent cookies (which remain in the cookie file of your browser for a longer period and store some basic information) help us to identify if you have visited our Website previously using the same computer, and if so enables our Website to remember the personal information you provided, keeps track of the number of visits that you make to our Website, where you browse and what you download, even though you may not have logged on.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
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This session cookie is essential for the website to operate and is set upon your arrival to the site. This cookie is deleted when you close the browser.
For more information: Microsoft Support: How and why session IDs are resused in ASP.NET
These 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.
For more information: Overview of privacy at Google
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We embed videos from YouTube using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more, please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
You can set your browser to disable cookies or to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly