In order to provide you with a more personalized, responsive service and to ensure that this Website runs effectively we need to remember and store information about how you use our Websites. This is done by means of ‘cookies’.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A ‘cookie’ is a small text file generated by a website and saved by your web browser on your device’s hard drive when you visit said website. Your web browser sends these cookies back to a website on each subsequent visit so that it can recognize you and remember things like your user preferences (such as your geographical location, language, your internet protocol address and your display preference). You can find more detailed information about cookies and how they work at: http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
We make use of two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies only last for the duration of the session (usually the current visit to a website or a web browser session); and persistent cookies enable us to recognize you as an existing user so it’s easier to access our Websites on your return.
The above cookies are used for the following:
- recognition of your device so that you need not provide the same information repeatedly; and
- record-keeping of what users do and do not like on our Websites and the popularity of various elements of the Website.
HOW CAN YOU CONTROL COOKIES?
You can manage and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your device and you can set most web browsers to prevent them from being placed. Please bear in mind that removing or blocking cookies can impact on your user experience and parts of this Website may no longer be fully accessible and/or functional.
Most web browsers will allow you to see what cookies you have and delete them on an individual basis or block cookies from particular or all websites. Please note that any preference you have set will be lost if you delete all cookies, including your preference to opt-out from cookies as this itself requires an opt-out cookie to have been set. For more information on how to modify your web browser settings to block or filter cookies, see http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/.
We or our service providers also use analytic services to help us understand how effective our content is, what interests our users have, and to improve how our Websites work. You can opt-out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. We use various third party service providers such as Google Analytics, Google Adwords and Adobe and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their cookies by clicking on the following links: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html; https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads; and http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html.
A local shared object or flash cookie is like most other web browser cookies except that it can store additional types of information. These cookies cannot be controlled using the mechanisms listed above. Some parts of this Website use these types of cookies to store user preferences for media player functionality and without them some video content may not play properly. These cookies can be controlled manually by visiting the Adobe website at: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.
We may modify or amend this Cookie Notice from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this Cookie Notice, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page, and such modified or amended Cookie Notice shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date. We encourage you to periodically review this Cookie Notice to be informed about how we are using cookies.