WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files that the web sites you visit place on your computer to store information about your visit. Cookies are ‘passive’ in that they contain information your browser can retrieve, but do not contain programmes, viruses or malicious software. Cookies normally expire after a certain length of time, although that time can be anywhere from a few minutes to more than a year.
Cookies can be divided into two categories: ‘session’ and ‘persistent’. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted when you close your browser or after a period of inactivity. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until the expiration date/time set by the cookie creator.
CAN I DELETE COOKIES?
Yes, you can both view the cookies stored on your computer and delete some or all of them. Each web browser has a different procedure for doing so. Here are instructions for deleting cookies in some popular browsers:
CAN I SET MY BROWSER TO BLOCK COOKIES?
Yes, most browsers allow you to specify which types of cookies you will accept or to reject all cookies. As each browser is different, here are some of the most common ones:
As above, you may see an alert message when visiting some sites that recommends you accept cookies for an optimal browsing experience.
WHICH COOKIES DOES THIS WEBSITE USE?
We use a temporary session cookie to store information as you use this website. This does not collect any personal information and is used only to improve the functionality of features such as the searches etc. This cookie is deleted once you close your browser.
We use four Google Analytics cookies on this website (named utma, utmb, utmc and utmz) to track how you use this website and help us to identify visitor trends such as most popular searches, the time of day that the website is most frequently used etc. None of the information collected by these cookies can personally identify you.