Cookies are small text files that are stored in your browser when you visit some websites.
Cookies are used for numerous purposes. This website utilises three categories of cookie as defined by the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:
'Strictly Necessary Cookies' are required for the website to function at a basic level.
'Performance Cookies' are used to collect anonymous user behaviour data which are used to further improve the site,
'Functionality Cookies' are used within the website's logic to enable certain website features and to enhance the user experience anonymously.
'Targeting Cookies' are used to provide social networking and social bookmarking functionality.
By default all cookies are active on this website to provide the best user experience.
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are created when a user's browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, cookies helps to improve user experience of the website by remembering your last pages visited and your search prefrences and settings.
Cookies also help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
What Cookies do we use?
The following table lists the cookies used on this website and sets out the name, function, duration and origin of each. The social networking cookies function through integration with 3rd party web sites, but are included here for completeness as this functionality is fairly integral within our web site.
Restricting or deleting cookies
By default all cookies are active on this web site for the best user experience. Please note that buy turning off cookies in your browser you will affect the core functionality of the website and the social sharing options will not be available.
However, if you wish to deactivate or delete selected cookies your web browser may provide options to do this via the Help menu option.
For a useful resource on the subject of cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org, which provides good general advise on how you can manage cookies on your computer.
If you would like to opt out of Google analytics tracking for all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.