We may collect information from your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration purposes and to enable us to monitor the effectiveness of our Website so as to ensure that we are continuing to provide useful, relevant and informative content. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reasons, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive for record keeping purposes. The cookie assigns you an ID which allows us to recognise you when you return to our Website. They help us to improve our Website and deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
- to estimate our audience size and to track user trends and usage patterns;
- to store information about preferences, and so allow us to customise our Website according to your individual interests;
- to speed up your searches; and
- to recognise you when you return to our Website; without cookies every time you open a new web page the server where that page is stored will treat you like a completely new visitor.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:
2. THIRD PARTY COOKIES
3. DISABLE COOKIES
You will see a message on our Website before we store a cookie on your computer which describes the types of cookies we use and what information they might collect. This message will give you options around cookie use.
However, please note that strictly necessary cookies are necessary for the Website to function and cannot be disabled.
4. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
Questions, comments and requests for further information regarding this policy are welcomed and should be sent to us by email at [email protected].
You may also find more information about cookies on http://www.allaboutcookies.org.