What are Cookies
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites you visit.
They are widely used to make websites work more efficiently for visitors, and to provide information to the owners of the site. Some of the cookies we use are essential in order for parts of the website to operate.
We use information derived from cookies in order to:
- compile statistics on how our website is being used, which can help us to improve our website and online services.
- facilitate users’ ability to navigate through the website.
- ascertain whether the website is operating effectively.
- personalise and improve the service we offer you by understanding your preferences and establishing which areas of the website are most relevant to you.
We make use of session cookies (which are automatically deleted every time you close your browser).
Site Visitor Profiling
We use Google Analytics to collect statistical data about our visitors. We collect this information in a way that does not identify you and the data is not shared with anybody else. We use the information to learn about how visitors use our website, and can adapt and improve the user experience based on such analysis.
- utma Keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
- utmb Records moment in time when a visitor enters a site and expires at the end of the session.
- utmc Records moment in time when a visitor leaves a site and expires after 30 minutes.
- utmz Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on and what keyword was used.
- qca Quantcast is used by us and by our customer management system to track statistics.
In your web browser you can control which types of cookies you allow. You can turn cookies on or off using your browser’s settings. You can also delete cookies and clear your browser’s cache (history). Please see your browser’s help resources for more information.