What are cookies?
Cookies are small encrypted text files that are stored on your device by a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
We may use both “Session Cookies” and “Persistent Cookies” on this website. Session Cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent Cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
To understand more about what cookies are and how they operate, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and improving your user experience.
There are different types of cookies and they all work in the same way. The list below describes the cookies we use on our site and why.
- Analytics and Performance-Related Cookies: These collect information about your use of our website and enable us to improve the way they work. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages. They help us record how you interact with our websites, such as how you navigate around pages and from page to page. They also help identify any difficulties you have accessing our services, so we can fix any problems. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
- Marketing / Advertising Cookies: We do not currently use any cookies that deliver content, such as targeted advertising, and we do not permit third parties to set such cookies on our website. We do not share any data collected via cookies with any third parties for advertising purposes.
What cookies do we use?
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Please see our cookie settings pop up to find out more about the the cookies we use.
How can I control cookies?
You can enable or disable your Cookie Settings on our website at anytime via Cookie Settings.
Where can I get further information?