Cookies are small text files which are saved to your computer, tablet or mobile phone/device through your web browser when you access websites and can be accessed by the web server or the client's computer. This allows the server to deliver content tailored to a particular user as well as remember preferences and even keep track of items in a user’s shopping cart.
The purpose of cookies is to make your interaction with a website smoother with no additional effort required by the user.
The time of expiry of a cookie can be set when the cookie is created. By default the cookie is destroyed when the current browser window is closed, but it can be made to persist for an arbitrary length of time after that.
A session cookie for a website only exists whilst the user is reading or navigating the website. When the user closes their web browser these cookies are usually removed.
A persistent cookie for a website exists on a user’s computer until a future date. For example, the cookie expiry date could be set as one year and each time a website is accessed over this period the website could access the cookie.
A secure cookie can only be used via HTTPS. This ensures the cookie data is encrypted, reducing the expose to cookie theft via eavesdropping.
First-party cookies are cookies set with the same domain (or its subdomain) as your browser's address bar. First-party cookies are only set or retrieved by the website while you are visiting it, so they cannot normally be used to track activity or pass data from one site to another.
Third-party cookies are cookies set with domains different from the one shown on the address bar. The web pages on the first domain may feature content from a third-party domain, e.g. an advert run by www.advertexample.com. Privacy setting options in most modern browsers allow you to block third-party tracking cookies.
This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on this website. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
Google Analytics is a persistent cookie and is used on this website to allow us to analyse how users interact with the website. This allows us to make continuous improvements to ensure we can provide you with a better experience on our website. No personal information is taken. For further information regarding Google Analytics, please refer to: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
By installing this browser plug-in, you can prevent the cookie generated by Google from collecting the data as explained above. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
To enable us to assess the effectiveness and usefulness of this Site, and to give you the best user experience, we collect and store information such as pages viewed by you, your domain names and similar information. Our Site makes use of anonymous cookies for the purposes of:
An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is associated with your computer’s connection to the internet. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Site and to maintain contact with you as you navigate through the Site. Your computer’s IP address also may be used to provide you with information based upon your navigation through the Site.
Aggregate information is used to measure the visitors’ interest in, and use of, various areas of the Site and the various programs that we administer. We will rely upon aggregate information, which is information that does not identify you, such as statistical and navigational information. With this aggregate information, we may undertake statistical and other summary analyses of the visitors’ behaviors and characteristics. Although we may share this aggregate information with third parties, none of this information will allow anyone to identify you, or to determine anything else personal about you.
You can delete cookies from your computer although this may impact your experience on the website. Please refer to the following documentation on how to delete cookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/clear-cookies-installed.html