What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
They help to improve the website experience and functionality by:- remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
remembering information you’ve given so you don’t need to keep entering it
measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
Cookies and Browser Settings
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
In order to enable you to move around the website and use its features some cookies are strictly necessary. Without these cookies, we will not be able to determine the number of unique users of the site or provide certain features, including automated log-ins, shopping baskets and checkouts.
The following cookies are Strictly Necessary Cookies:
We have no Cookies Classified as Strictly Necessary.
Sometimes, we need to store information about preferences you have made on this website, allowing us to tailor the website to you and enhancing the functionality of the website – these are Functionality Cookies.
The following cookies are Functionality Cookies:
exp_last_activity, exp_last_visit, exp_transcribe, exp_expiration
We use a number of social media tools to enhance visitor interaction on our site. If you already use these platforms their cookies may be set through our website. Data may then be collected by these companies that enables them to serve up adverts on other sites that they think are relevent to your interests. If you do not use such platforms then our site will not place these cookies on your device.
The following cookies are Third Party Cookies:
_utma, _utmb, _utmv, _utmz, twll, k, guest_id
ULS, SID, APISID, HSID, NID, SAPISID, SSID, PREF, BEAT
So that we may provide you with a better user experience – we use Performance Cookies across our website. The information supplied by performance cookies helps us to understand how visitors use our website so that we can improve the website experience to you and the way we deliver our content. Testing different features and page ideas is an important way of ensuring our website performs better. We use companies such as Google to deliver these services and so these performance cookies may be set by a third party company.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure we meet our users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
_utma _utmb _utmc _utmz
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
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