When you use this web site, it may store certain information about your visit on your computer in a ‘cookie’. This information is encrypted and is useful only to the web site from which it originates. This policy describes what cookies are and how we use them to enhance your user experience on our site.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer that is generated by a web server. The cookie is used to store information set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever you visit the web site that generated the cookie. In effect, it is an identification card that enables you to regain access to a site when you return to it.
The information contained within the cookies that we use on this site will only make sense to our server because of the encryption methods we use. You can open a cookie in a text editor (such as notepad) to see what is contained within it.
Cookies make the interaction between users and web sites faster and easier. Without cookies, it would be almost impossible for a web site to save items in a shopping cart or to keep a user signed in to their account.
Are cookies dangerous?
Cookies are not dangerous, they are simple text files. They cannot be used to run programs and contain no programming code. They cannot be used to infect your computer with viruses or malware. Cookies do not have access to any information stored on your computer, obtain any information from your computer and cannot track what you do on your computer or other web sites you may visit.
When you use this web site, we may collect information about your computer, such as your IP address and/or browser, operating system, etc., which we will use for administration purposes, site improvement and statistical analysis. This information will not usually identify you personally.
We may also obtain information about your use of the site. We do this by placing a ‘cookie', which is a small file, on your computer's hard disk. Cookies are used for several reasons:
- to recognise you when you visit this site;
- to speed up and secure access to this site through a session;
- to store your personal preferences while visiting the site; and,
- to improve the quality of your experience by analysing general site usage.
The cookies that are set by this website include:
|Cookie name||Cookie description||Cookie identifiers|
|Google Analytics||Used to analyse web site traffic, usage and demographic data about site visitors. They are essential to the continuous improvement of users' experience, including targeting of translation, focus on improvements to parts of the site most visited, accessibility improvements and speed optimisation. They may be safely removed at any time. Data is stored in a manner that is not personally identifiable by us.||_utma
|Session Cookie||Encrypted cookie that stores your session ID with our server. This cookie is required when you are signed in on the site and is used to identify your credentials on our server without requiring you to sign-in every time you navigate to or reload a page. This cookie is essential to securely identify you on our server. You will not be able to sign in to the site as a user or administrator without this cookie being set. The identification is securely encrypted and all identification data is deleted from the cookie when you sign out from the site or the cookie expires. You should always sign out before navigating away from the site or closing your browser. It can be safely deleted when you are not signed in to the site.||PHPSESSID|
The vast majority of web browsers accept cookies. However, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, you may lose some or all of the functionality of this web site and you will not be able to sign in to members' area services.
For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to: aboutcookies.org