What is a cookie?
In order to provide you with a more personalised and responsive service we need to remember and store information about how you use this website. 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 server for this website. Your web browser then sends these cookies back to this website on each subsequent visit so that it can recognise you and remember things like your user preferences. Cookies may be either first party cookies set directly by us to your device, or third-party cookies set by a third-party provider on our behalf. 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 strictly necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
We also use functional cookies which enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation 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. These functional cookies may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these features or third-party services may not function properly.
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 this website works. In addition, we use web beacons or tracking pixels to count visitor numbers and analytics and performance cookies to allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. These performance cookies help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
Please contact us if you would like more detailed information on the cookies we use.
How long will cookies remain on my device?
The length of time cookies will stay on your device will depend on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiration date, unless deleted by you before the expiration date. A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of your web session, when the web browser is closed.
How to manage cookies?
By using this website, you agree that we can place cookies on your computer or device as explained above. However, because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Please bear in mind that removing or blocking some types of cookies may impact your user experience of the site and the services we are able to offer and parts of this website may no longer be fully functional.
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 websites. 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:
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 this website 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 managed manually by visiting the Adobe website. http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html
External Web Services
We sometimes use external web services on this Website to display content within the web pages of this website, for example to display images, show videos or 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.
Changes to this Cookie Notice
We may modify or amend this Cookie Notice from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this Notice, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page, and such modified or amended Cookie Notice shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date. We encourage you to periodically review this Cookie Notice to be informed about how we are using cookies.