Cookies

We uses cookies. Cookies are just small files of data that websites can write to your computer (via your browser) for any number of legitimate purposes, and the law now gives you the choice and the responsibility to decide which site may and may not use which cookies.
Each time you visit the website, the server may deliver certain customised information to your computer based on the data stored in your cookie. This allows us to tailor the service to your preferences. You are not obliged to accept a cookie and you may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. If you do not want to accept cookies please use the help tools provided with your internet browser to find out how to achieve this or see the ‘How To Clear Cookies’ section at the bottom of this page.

We never use cookies to retrieve information from your computer which was not originally contained in the cookie. We use cookies and IP addresses for system administration and to monitor aggregate non-personalised information (such as anonymous statistics related to the take up or use of services, or to patterns of browsing). Certain non-personal information about users is recorded by the standard operation of our internet servers. Examples of this type of information include the type of browsers being used, its operating system and the domain names (not e-mail addresses, where possible) of users.

Third Party Cookies

Some of the features you see on our sites are generated by third parties. Some of these third parties generate their own “anonymous cookies”. These third party cookies cannot be used to identify an individual user, but are used to providing you with advertisements or other features that are more relevant to your interests. They may also use cookies to passively collect or log certain information about your general internet usage which is stored on your browser, the hard drive of your computer, or other handheld or mobile device. They may also use cookies for informational purposes, for example, to store our customers’ preferences for certain kinds of products or to serve advertisements tailored to a customer’s preferences. The cookies will not collect or store information that will enable anyone to contact you via telephone, post, e-mail, or any other means.

The companies that we use that generate these cookies have their own, very strict, privacy policies but we don’t have access to these cookies; other than allowing them to be served, we have no role to play in these cookies at all (although we may use statistical information arising from these third party cookies and provided to us by third parties, to improve the targeting of advertisements to users). If you wish to block third party cookies, you can do so in your browser’s security settings – indeed, the majority of browsers will block them by default.

Third Party Privacy Policies

Google Analytics http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Twitter https://twitter.com/privacy
AddThis http://www.addthis.com/privacy

How to Clear Cookies

To help you manage your cookies efficiently, all browsers provide you with tools to control your cookies, allowing you to keep them (permanently or for some duration) or delete them entirely.

We recommend the “All About Cookies” website, published by an independent body, as a good source of information about cookies and how you may best organise yours. In particular, these pages:
Controlling your cookies: www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1
Deleting your cookies: www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2
There are, of course, many other websites providing similar information which you may chose to consult as well.