Cookie Policy

IP Addresses, Cookies & Sessions

1 Like many other websites, we use "Cookies" to help us gather and store information about visitors to our site.

2 We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our site users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify you as an individual.

3 A "Cookies" is a small text file that is downloaded on to your computer’s hard disk when you access certain websites. Cookies allow the website to recognise your computer. A cookie can identify the pages that are being viewed and this can assist us to select the pages that the visitor sees.

4 "Session" cookies only exist whilst visitors are online on a particular occasion. These are temporary cookies that aid your journey around the site and remember the preferences you have selected during your "session".

5 "Persistent" cookies, which are not session-based, remain on a visitor’s computer, so that you can be recognised as a previous visitor when you next visit our Site.

6 We do not store sensitive information such as account numbers or passwords in "persistent" cookies, and cookies in themselves, do not contain enough information to identify you. You will only become personally identifiable in relation to your browsing habits after you have formally provided us with your personal data for the purposes outlined in Section 1.2 above.

7 In addition to using cookies, we might also use GIFs and other web tools, such as Google Analytics, to collect information about your browsing activities whilst on our site. In this respect the information that is provided is similar to the information supplied by cookies, and we use it for the same purposes.

8 Any information that we acquire about you using cookies, GIFs, or other web tools is subject to the same restrictions and conditions as any other information we collect about you, as outlined in this Policy.

9 A session stores user information on the web server for later use. In this particular case it will be information that can identify you when you log into the website. However, this session information is temporary and is deleted very quickly after the you have logged out or left the website.

Cookies & Session Information Used on our Site

Cookies set by our site:

This is a "Persistent" cookie set to expire a long time in the future and is used to record the fact that you have acknowledged the privacy policy notice that popped up the first time you visited this website.

Session Cookie
In order to set up a unique identifier on your PC, a small cookie (called a session cookie) is used. This cookie simply holds a value that uniquely identifies the client to the server, and corresponds to a data file on the server.

Session information collected by our site:

IP address
The website will store the IP address of your PC or internet provider. This information is used to help identify a user when they are logged into the secure part of the website.

Logout key
This is a unique number used to identify you when logging out of the secure part of the website.

Logged in status
A variable used to indicate if you have already logged into the website.

Last activity
This value is used to check the session lifetime for inactivity.

user ID and password
Any user ID and password used to access the restricted part of the website will be logged on our web server.

This is used to indicate if the user has accepted the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy.

Other information
Some other non personal information is also logged on our web server. This information is used to help the use when navigating around the secure part of the website.

How to Disable/ Enable Cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. For example, in Internet Explorer, you can go to Tools and Internet Options, where there is the option to change your settings to disable cookies. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if the cookies are disabled.

You also have the ability to delete cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser and should search for "cookies" in your "Help" function for information on where to find your cookie folder.

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our Site will issue cookies when you log on to our Site.