Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer when you visit a website. These cookies allow us to distinguish your device from other users of our website. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
Cookies do lots of different jobs. They are widely used by owners of sites in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. However this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
The cookies we use on this site are as follows:
Cookies for measuring use of site
These analytical cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, the pages they have visited on the site and where visitors have come to the site from and generally track users engagement with the site. This allows us to make improvements to the site by understanding how people use it. They do not track your browsing activity on other websites. These cookies do remain on your browser after the end of a session for varying periods of between 10 minutes and 2 years.
The site has a toolbar to enable you to share our site on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. We use a cookie that aggregates data about what pages are shared, when and how often. This is used to help us better understand our visitors and to make improvements to the site.
There is a cookie which is used to remember which region the user selected when they go to the region selection page. This expires after two years.
There are two cookies that are set which are required for some parts of the site to work properly and allows the service to remember the selections that you have made during your session visit e.g. choice of language. It is used to establish a user session. It expires at the end of the session when a user exits browser
Third party cookies: social networking