Cookies

Cookies

Like most, this website uses Cookies.

What are they?

Cookies are text files that can be placed and stored on your computer’s hard drive by the Website owner / web server when you visit a website. Cookies enable users to navigate around websites, record which areas have been visited and for how long to help the browsing experience. Where appropriate, they also enable us to tailor the website’s content to fit the needs of visitors to the website. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. For a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies:

  • to monitor and manage website traffic
  • if required as a matter of law or regulation, to protect our or our other customers’ rights
  • for login purposes
  • to enable us to remember preferences, track visitors and target adverts
  • to make the browsing experience on the Website more efficient and enjoyable for the visitor

We use both our own (first-party) and partner companies' (third-party) cookies to support these activities.

Allowing us to create a Cookie does not allow us to access your computer and we do not use Cookies to track your internet usage after you leave the Website.

Can you opt out from permitting cookies?

Yes, users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalized services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly the user may not be able to take full advantage of all of the features or services available on our site. The Help function within your browser should tell you how to disable cookies. Alternatively, for more information about how to block cookies and/or delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Cookie List

Cookie Name Purpose More Information
ASP.NET Session ID ASP.NET_SessionID This is installed automatically when a user connects to an ASP.NET application, and expires when the browser window closes. This provides a mechanism for persisting information between page requests in ASP.NET.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899918

Google Analytics _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the site. The information is collected anonymously, and used to report on the number of visitors to the site, where they have come from, and the pages they have visited.

http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html

SiteCatalyst s_cc This cookie is set and read by the JavaScript code to determine if cookies are enabled.

http://www.contentmetrics.de/de/Web_Analytics/Downloads_blind_Folder/Omniture_Whitepaper/SiteCatalyst_-_Cookies_Technology.pdf

SuperStats ss_vi_bibby This is a tracking cookie used for creating marketing reports.

http://www.superstats.com/?mycSession=hTkzfOk%3Dl-5-%2522%2522_&mycSession_sig=2098891861

Screencast settings.sol This is a flash cookie that handles default settings for the Screencast video player.

http://www.screencast.com/privacy.aspx