Important Information About Cookies


What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer's hard drive or other device. These files are generated by our web server and are read back by our server each time you return to our web site. Some cookies - "Session Cookies" - are automatically destroyed when you exit your browser, others - "Persistent Cookies" - stay on your hard drive until they expire at some future date or until you delete them. Cookies contain no "executable code" and cannot spread viruses or other malware.

How Can I Manage Cookies?

If you do not wish cookies to be placed on your computer or other web-browsing device, then they can be disabled in your web browser. The option to do so is normally found using your browser's "Help" function. However, please note, permanently disabling cookies in your browser may hinder your use of our website as well as other websites.

Our Cookies

Below is a list of the cookies we use, what they do and what will happen if you don't accept the cookie (or delete the cookie).
Class of cookie Name(s)
"Compliance" Cookie CookiesAccept This cookie is set when you click the accept button on our "Cookie Notice". Our website now 'remembers' you have seen the notice and won't show it you again. If you don't accept this cookie, you will see this notice every time you visit our site.
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We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our website is used. These cookies collect information about how visitors use and move around our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies do not collect information that identifies an individual visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies are used to improve how our website works, for example, by ensuring that visitors can find what they are looking for easily. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

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Finding Out More

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