cookies

Introduction
What are cookies?
How do we use cookies?
What cookies are on our website?
What analytical cookies do we use?
Where can I find more information about cookies, and how do I turn cookies off or delete cookies?

Introduction

By accessing and using our website or other services, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy. Please do read this cookie policy carefully so you know what we are doing with your information.

We may update this cookie policy from time to time and will post any changes hereso it's a good idea to come back occasionally and read through it again. This cookie policy was last updated on 2 August 2012.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are either stored in the memory of your computer or other device such as mobile phones or tablet devices (these cookies are generally known as session cookies) or are placed on the hard drive of your device (generally known as persistent cookies).

Cookies are created when you visit a website or other service that uses cookies. Cookies are commonly used to help the user’s browsing experience and provide more information about the user’s experience and interests. This information is generally used to make content, services and advertising more relevant and useful during future visits.

For more details about cookies and details of how to delete and disable cookies you can visitwww.aboutcookies.organd also see our section on more information and turning cookies off below.

How do we use cookies?

Our website and services use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our services and to provide increased functionality when you are using our services. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website and our services.

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings (where possible) to refuse cookies, our systems will issue cookies as soon as you visit our website or access other services. If you have switched off cookies then some of the functionality of our services may not be available to you.

The cookies that we use on our websites only collect anonymous information to optimise our services, and do not collect personal information.

What cookies are on our website?

The cookies on our website generally fall into the following category: Analytical cookies.

Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and to count the number of visitors to our website, to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it and to record which content viewers view and are interested in. This helps us to determine how frequently particular pages and advertisements are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website and/or services. This helps us to improve the service which we offer to you by helping us make sure our users are finding the information they are looking for, and by tracking the success of advertising campaigns on our website.

What analytical cookies do we use?

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website and your current IP-address will be transmitted by your browser to and will be stored by Google on servers in the United States and other countries. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The UP address collected through Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

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This cookie helps us determine the number of unique visitors to our website.

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This cookie helps us determine the referral method for people visiting our website. This helps us to analyse the traffic arriving at our website and to determine which are the most popular routes (e.g. direct, search engine search, email link).

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We use this Google Analytics cookie to help us to record the length of individual sessions from our users on our website. Each time you move to a new page within our website within 30 minutes of arriving the cookie updates so that we know that you are still actively using our website within a single session.

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Similar to _utmb, we use this Google Analytics cookie to help us record the length of individual sessions on our website.

You may reject or delete these cookies by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available here

Where can I find more information about cookies, and how do I turn cookies off or delete cookies?

Find out more about cookies including how to disable/enable and delete them at the following website www.aboutcookies.org.

You can block most cookies (except for Flash cookies) by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our sites, or you may experience reduced functionality when accessing certain services. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our website.

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