Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are pieces of computer code which are stored on your computer and which allow us to recognise the fact that you have visited our website. These cookies do not contain any personally identifiable pieces of information.

What we use cookies for

Google Analytics - improving our website:

For statistical purposes only, we track how many individual unique users we receive and how often they visit our website. We collect anonymous data which tells us which of our pages are most frequently visited and by which types of users and from which countries. This allows us to see which content is more popular than others. In order to do this, we use a web analytics tool called Google Analytics.

Google Analytics Advertising Features:

- Demographics and Interests reporting
- Segments

Adwords remarketing:

We use AdWords remarketing to market our sites across the web. We place a cookie on a browser, and then a 3rd party (Google) reads these cookies and may serve an ad on a 3rd party site. You may opt out of this ad serving on Google's opt out page

Social Media:

- Facebook Connect
- Facebook Social Plugins
- Google +1
- Twitter Button

How can you manage your cookies?

Browser settings: Most browsers can be altered to prevent your computer from accepting cookies, although this may mean that some of the features of this site (and other sites) will not work properly and may restrict your user experience.

These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.

- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome

Turn off anonymous Google Analytics cookies: You can install a Google Analytics browser "plug in" to prevent the website sending information about your visit to Google Analytics. More information about this can be found below.

Google Analytics & Privacy

Other useful links

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their wider use, you may find the following links of interest:

- Microsoft Cookies guide
- All About Cookies

For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful:

- Data Protection Act 1998
- The Information Commissioner's Office

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