A cookie is a small text file which is transferred on to your computer, smartphone or tablet via your web browser. Cookies may be temporary (or “session”) cookies, which are only in use while you visit a website and are deleted when you close your browser, or permanent cookies, which stay on your device’s permanent storage after you leave a website until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them after a period of time.
Third party cookies – In addition we also allow certain third parties (such as Google and other platforms) to use analytical and temporary tracking cookies on our website to compile aggregate information about the areas of our website that are visited most frequently and to track our own advertising. This information is used to enhance the content of our website, make your use of the website easier and to aid us in, and inform us of, the success of our own advertising elsewhere on the internet. We regard these cookies as minimally intrusive in terms of privacy. Most web browser settings are set for you to accept both our own cookies and third party cookies. However, you are able to adjust those settings to manage which cookies you accept or reject. You may also use these settings to manually delete all cookies currently stored on your computer at any point. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. We recommend that, for the highest functionality of our website, you accept both our own cookies and third party cookies, however if you wish to reject our own cookies you can configure your browser to do so.
The following cookies are presently being used on our website:
Google Analytics These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports on general user traffic, conversion statistics and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information anonymously. To read more about & to check for any available opt-out options visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Facebook These cookies allow users to “Like” pages and posts on our site and us to show the number of these in total. To read more about & to check for any available opt-out options visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Twitter These cookies allow users to Tweet pages and posts on our site and us to show the number of these in total. To read more about & to check for any available opt-out options visit https://twitter.com/privacy
Google Website Optimizer We regularly test new designs or site features on our site. We do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously monitoring how our site visitors respond to these different versions. Ultimately this helps us to offer you a better website. We use Google Website Optimizer for this purpose To read more about & to check for any available opt-out options visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Social Media & Your Privacy
Social Media Buttons - In order to implement the Social Media Buttons including Twitter, Facebook and Google+, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts running on our site from domains outside our control. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on our site. If you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. Please check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.