Your use of our web sites indicates your consent to the cookies described in this policy. Please see HOW YOU CAN CONTROL COOKIES, below, for more information on how to withdraw your consent at any time.
What are Cookies?
A web cookie, a commonly used data collection technology, is simply a piece of text which can be placed on the browser of your personal computer or mobile device and subsequently read as you visit a web site. A cookie may be a session cookie, that is, a cookie that remains on your browser while you are logged on to a particular web site and then disappears when you close your browser, or it may be a persistent cookie, a cookie that remains on your browser over a period of time. Information from a cookie may be collected and used in aggregate form. Or data may be collected into an individual profile or record. That individual record may either be unique but anonymous, or the profile can be linked with information that identifies you as an individual.
You can learn more about cookies, generally, at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
We may use a limited number of cookies essential to particular services you have requested or for security purposes. A few of our sites use a cookie to monitor your service preferences, to ensure you receive a consistent service. We also may use a cookie to authenticate the pc or mobile device that you are using.
We allow third parties to set analytics, or performance, cookies to collect and report aggregate information. These cookies provide reporting to us on an aggregate basis and so, do not identify you at all. We use the aggregate reports to understand how our web sites are used and improve their usefulness to our audiences.
A number of cookies also support how our web sites function, identifying your pc or end device on a unique but anonymous basis. These cookies may, for example, remember your language preferences or recognize an individual’s activity within a single session.
We may conduct analyses of user traffic to measure the use of our sites and to improve the content of our web sites and our services. These analyses will be performed through the use of IP addresses and cookies.
We use web beacons and pixels in our emails to track delivery and open rates. Our email provider delivers cookies with our email to recognise a user’s response. The results are stored and reported on against the individual’s email address and the account profile within our database.
How you can control cookies
The cookies we use or allow are an accepted part of web usage and important to your use of our web sites. Performance cookies allow us to understand our audiences as a whole and improve how our sites meet your needs and expectations. Many of the functional cookies are basic to how our sites and services work. The cookies we use for registration allow us to conduct our business online. Our sites and services, or parts of them, may not work properly without these cookies.
Most modern browsers offer you ways to control or block cookies. These browser controls will usually be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu. For more help, you may take a look at the “Help” settings or review these website for more details – http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1
Ad cookies and targeting
You can find more information or turn off targeting by member companies at YourOnlineChoices UK, http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk
The list below includes all cookies set by your use of our websites or associated web services, including the cookie provider and a description of each of their purposes.
|Cookie name||Description||Expiry (from set/update)||More information|
|Google Analytics tracking cookies, used to provide meaningful reports about our website visitors. Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about our visitors.||2 years
|Click here for more information about Google Analytics cookies|
|wordpress_||Used by the WordPress framework to add a layer of functionality and security to user sessions.||End of browsing session.|
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