A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer when visiting a website. This text file stores information that can be read by the website when visiting it again at a later date. Some of these cookies are necessary because otherwise the site is unable to function properly. Other cookies are convenient for the visitor: they remember your username in a secure way as well as your language preferences, for example. Cookies mean that you do not need to fill out the same information each time you visit a website.
We may send a cookie which may be stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We may collect via cookies generic information about your visits to and use of the website such as your IP addresses, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of the website, to improve and optimise the website's usability, to disclose to third party contributors, for security purposes and for marketing purposes. We may also use that information to recognise your computer when you visit the website, to monitor website traffic and to personalise the website for you. In particular, we may use an analytics service provider for website traffic analysis and reporting and to track information such as which browser, screen resolution and IP address you are using to access our website, in addition to tracking your movements around our website.
You can modify your browser to turn off cookies. This is very easy to do. Please note: if you disable cookies, your user name and password will no longer be stored on any website.