Last revised: April 2013
In order to provide you with a more personalized and responsive service we need to remember and store information about how you use this site. This is done using small text files called cookies. Cookies contain small amounts of information and are downloaded to your computer or other device by a website server. Your web browser then sends these cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit so that it can recognise you and remember things like your user preferences. You can find more detailed information about cookies and how they work at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
What cookies do we use and why?
Some of the cookies we use are necessary to enable you to move around the website and use its features such as accessing secure areas, such as content for registered users.
We also use functional cookies to record information about the choices you have made and to allow us to tailor the site to our users; for example, to remember your language or region or that you have already completed a survey. This information is usually anonymised and is not used for any other purpose.
We or our service providers also use analytic services to help us understand how effective our content is, what interests our users have, and to improve how the site works. In addition, we use web beacons or tracking pixels to count visitor numbers and performance cookies to track how many individual users access our site and how often. This information is used for statistical purposes only and it is not our intention to use such information to personally identify any user. However, if you have registered and signed into our site we may combine this information with information from our web analytic services and cookies to analyse how you use the site in more detail.
This site does not use Targeting Cookies to deliver targeted advertising to site visitors.
Please contact us if you would like more detailed information on the cookies we use.
How to control cookies?
By using this site you agree that we can place cookies on your computer or device as explained above. However, you can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please bear in mind that removing or blocking cookies can impact on your user experience and parts of the site may no longer be fully accessible.
Most browsers will allow you to see what cookies you have and delete them on an individual basis or block cookies from particular or all sites. Be aware that any preference you have set will be lost if you delete all cookies, including your preference to opt-out from cookies as this itself requires an opt-out cookie to have been set. For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, see http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/.
Managing Analytics cookies
You can opt-out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service providers and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their cookies by clicking on following links:
Abobe Omniture: http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/visualsciences/policy
Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Managing Local Shared Objects or Flash Cookies
A local shared object or flash cookie is like most other browser cookies except that it can store additional types of information. These cookies cannot be controlled using the mechanisms listed above. Some parts of our site use these types of cookies to store user preferences for media player functionality and without them some video content may not play properly. These cookies can be controlled manually by visiting the Adobe web site. http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html
External web services
We sometimes use external web services on our site to display content within our web pages. For example, to display images, show videos and run polls. As with the social buttons we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your use of this embedded content.
We may also use tracking technologies to determine whether you have read, clicked on, or forwarded certain email communications we send to you so that we can make our communications more helpful and interesting. If you do not wish us to confirm whether you have opened, clicked on or forwarded our communications you will need to unsubscribe as it is not possible for us to send these emails without tracking enabled. Registered subscribers can update their communication preferences at any time by contacting us or you can unsubscribe following the instructions in the individual email communications you receive from us.