What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the sites.
Further information on cookies can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm
When you visit our sites, we may use one or more cookies to make our sites easier for you to use and to personalize your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our sites, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the amount of time you spend on the website. You can remove or block cookies using your settings in most browsers, but if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use some of the features offered on our sites
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|24 months from last visit
|Used to distinguish visitors and pages visited. Records a unique ID, the date and time of first visit, time of current visit and total number of visits made
|6 months from last visit
|Records the site you may have linked to our page from. Only records data if you clicked on a link to our site from a different website
|Used to determine whether or not the browser has cookies enabled
|1 month from last visit
How do I change my cookie settings?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers, click on the following links:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.