We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using a "cookie" which would be stored on your browser. You can usually modify your browser to prevent this happening. This modification can be found in the Help section of your browser programme. The information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you modify your browser settings.
What is a Cookie?
'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer or mobile phone. Websites are able to read and write these files, allowing them to store things like personalisation details or user preferences. You can think of Cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.
Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics Cookie. These Cookies can tell us whether or not you've visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these Cookies, and if you don't, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site.
How do I turn Cookies off?
All modern browsers allow you to change your Cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these setttings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.
If you wish to know more about Cookies, Microsoft have published a very useful webpage telling you all about Cookies and their use on the internet Microsoft Cookie Guide.