When you visit our website, like most others, small pieces of data are sent to and retrieved from your browser, mostly in the form of 'cookies'. These cookies can be used to store information about you or your device (computer, tablet or mobile) which can be used to present you with a more personalised web experience. To protect your privacy, most of our cookies are currently being blocked, which means that some features of the site may not work properly. Below is an overview of the cookies that may be used on our website. If you are happy for us to use them in this way, please click 'Close and continue' in the notification at the top of your screen if you haven't already done so.
Cookies used: ec_acceptcookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Cookies used: ASP.NET_SessionId, UserContext
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance. We use the Google Analytics service for this purpose.
Cookies used: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz
You can choose not to allow cookies, by using one of the methods below. If you do, we can't guarantee that your experience with the Website will be as good as if you do allow cookies.
The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Website and your location.
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.
These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser - remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one:
Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 (this page links to further information for different versions of IE - the mobile version is at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx).
Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042 (or http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677 for mobile versions)
Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies