Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

Cookies

This website will place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better. To find out more about these cookies, please see below.

We are currently operating an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. Use of this site confirms your acceptance of these cookies.

Cookies are small encrypted text files that are sent to your browser from the websites you visit, and are stored on your device.

We use a feature of your internet browser called a ‘cookie’ on our website. We do not use ‘cookies’ to retrieve personal information about you from your computer. We will only gain such information if you have knowingly and willingly provided such information to us.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

We understand how important it is to treat the data we capture correctly. We do not, nor will we ever sell, rent or loan any data to 3rd parties that identifies you without your consent.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. You can also set your browser to alert you each time a ‘cookie’ is presented to your computer.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

We use cookies to better understand how users are navigating to and through our site and to provide you with useful additional functionality. We are currently operating an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you do not wish us to store cookies on your device, then please visit this link: http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx?page=2 which will give you detailed instructions on how to disable and delete cookies in your browser settings, or view our guide below.

Guide to Disabling ‘Cookies’ using Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 7.0+ 1. Click on ‘Tools’ in the menu bar 2. Click on ‘Options’ 3. Click on ‘Privacy’ Tab on top section 4. Click on the ‘Advanced” button 5. Select ‘Prompt’ for both ‘First party cookies’ and ‘Third Party Cookies’ 6. Click OK and Close the screen.

Safari 1. Go to the Safari menu. 2. Click on the Preferences. 3. Click the ‘Security’ tab. 4. Under ‘Accept Cookies’, set it to accept, reject, or selectively accept cookies.

Firefox 3.0+ 1. Click on ‘Tools’ in the menu bar 2. Click on ‘Options…’ 3. Click on ‘Privacy’ Tab in the top section 4. From the drop down box select ‘Use custom setting for history’ 5. Un -tick the box that says ‘Accept Cookies From sites’ 6. Click OK and Close the screen.

Google Chrome 8.0+ 1. Click to ‘Tools Menu’ 2. Click on ‘Options’ 3. Click on ‘Under the Bonnet’ 4. Click on ‘Cookie Setting’ button and tick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’ 5. Close the screen.

We use the following types of cookies on the website:

Session cookies

These are temporary cookies that remain until you leave our web site or close the browser window. We use these to carry information across pages of our web site and in some cases, to prevent data from needing to be re-entered into forms.

Analytic cookies

We additionally make use of analytical cookies through Google Analytics. These cookies help us compile anonymous statistics that allow us to understand how visitors are using our web site, which pages are being visited, and help us improve it and its content. These cookies do not identify visitors personally.

Our use of Google Analytics will set the following cookies on your device (information taken from http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html)

__utma: This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser, and is used to determine unique visitors to a site and is updated with each page view

__utmb: This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When viewing a page, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals.

__utmc: Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user.

__utmz: This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation and is updated with each page view.

Google offers an opt-out tool available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout which allows you to opt out of all their Analytics tracking for all web sites as an add-on to most popular browsers

Third Party Cookies

Our website also carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may also set cookies when you are also logged in to their service. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies.

http://twitter.com/privacy http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

To read more about cookies, what they mean, what they can be used for and why we have made this statement, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org. We may amend this policy in line with future changes in legislation or best practice.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.