Introduction to Cookies
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you may be shown a pop-up message requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of our site may not function fully or as intended.
Cookies enable us:
- To estimate our audience size and usage pattern
- To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customize our site according to your individual interests and send you tailored alerts with your consent
- To speed up your searches
- To recognize you when you return to our site
Types of Cookies
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
The following Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
|Name of Cookie||Name of Provider||1st/3rd Party||Purpose|
|__utma||Google Analytics||1st||To distinguish users and sessions|
|__utmt||Google Analytics||1st||To throttle request rate|
|__utmb||Google Analytics||1st||Determine new session/visits|
|__utmc||Google Analytics||1st||Determine user in new session/visit|
|__utmz||Google Analytics||1st||Stores traffic source/campaign|
|__utmv||Google Analytics||1st||Visitor-level custom variable|
|Session||Torca||1st||Preserves the visitor’s session state|
It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.