What are cookies?
When we refer to a “cookie” we mean a small data file that is stored by your web browser on your computer or handheld device. Cookies contain a small amount of information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive or storage media on the device used to access the Website. They help us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service.
We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer or other similar devices and/or other tracking techniques (including unique identifiers for your computer or device).
Other uses of cookies (where you have consented to such use):
• allow you to carry information across pages of our Website and avoid having to re-enter information;
• within registration to allow you to access stored information;
• help us recognise you as a unique visitor when you return to our Website and to allow us to tailor content to match your preferred interests
• help us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your last interaction)
• speed up searches; and/or
• within research surveys to ensure you are not invited to complete a questionnaire too often or after you have already done so.
Other cookies that are outside of our control
We may from time to time use external services such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Vimeo or Instagram amongst others to display certain content on our Website. We cannot prevent such websites from collecting information about your usage of their services on our Website, for example, number of plays of a video.
Like many other companies, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a number of cookies in order to evaluate your use of our Website and enable us to carry out actions including (but not limited to):
• Tracking the number of visitors to our Website.
• Monitoring the number of users on our Website at any given time.
• Analysing popular content on our Website.
Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using our Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
See this link for how to reject or delete this cookie: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
Browser settings and managing cookies
Find out how to disable/enable cookies by clicking on the “Manage Cookies” section of the Interactive Advertising Bureau UK website on the following link http://www.allaboutcookies.org. You can also refer to the help tab in your browser for more information on disabling or enabling cookies.