Cookie Policy

We use cookies on this website.

About cookies
Cookies consist of parcels of information, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies are not programs and as such cannot make changes to your computer unless your browser has been compromised by some other means such as "Viruses", "Trojans", or malicious "Browser Plugins".

Cookies on this website
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website. Cookies from our website will be session cookies unless you ask our website to remember you in which case they will be converted to persisent cookies. Persistant cookies on our website expire after two weeks so if you ask our website to remember you and you do not use the website for two weeks then the persistent cookie will expire and you will need to sign-in to the website again.

Our website uses techniques to prevent "Session Hijacking" (the stealing of security cookies) but for your own protection you should not ask our website to remember you when using public computers and/or unsecured wired/wireless networks. If you accidentally do ask our site to remember you on a public computer and/or unsecured wired/wireless network then by immediately logging out of our site the possibility of "Session Hijacking" is removed.

How we use cookies
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

1. To recognise your computer when you visit our website;
2. To track you as you navigate our website, and to enable the use of the account features on our website;
3. To improve the website’s usability;
4. To analyse the use of our website;
5. To personalise our website for you.

Refusing Cookies
You may refuse to accept cookies from our website but doing so will mean you cannot use the advanced features of the site including the use of accounts on our site.

Third party cookies

When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.

Our advertisers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:

1. To track your browser across multiple websites;
2. to build a profile of your web surfing;
3. To target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.

We have no control over third-party cookies.

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Blocking cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact on your use of website. If you block cookies from our website you will not be able to access the website account features and you may be prevented from using all the features of the public areas of the website.

Deleting cookies
Most browsers allow you to delete cookies. If you do you may negatively impact the usage of the websites you visit. If you delete the cookies from our website then the site will "forget" who you are and treat you as a new visitor. By logging in our website our website will immediately know who you are once more. Deleting cookies from our site will have no permanent negative effect but may lead to initial unusual effects such as a "404" error page or a "permission denied" page for a short period of time.

Contact us
Should you have any questions about our cookies or this Cookies Policy, please contact us using the details set out in the 'Contact Us' link.