Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded
to your computer when you visit a website. These cookies allow us to distinguish
your device from other users of our website. They cannot be used to identify
Cookies do lots of different jobs. They are widely used by owners of sites
in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently.
Opt-In cookie: If you chose to accept cookies, we then use a cookie
User options cookie: this is used to store the locale information
selected on the login page as well as the locale that is used throughout the site.
Authorisation cookie: this is used to store information linking the
browser to the current logged in user to validate the current user is accessing the
website from the same browser that they used to log in with.
Session cookie: There is a cookie that is set which is required for some parts of the site to work properly and allows the service to remember the selections that you have made e.g. choice of language. It is used to establish a user session. It expires at the end of the session when a user exits browser.
Cookies for measuring use of site: These analytical cookies are
used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information
to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information
in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, the pages they
have visited on the site and where visitors have come to the site from. This
allows us to make improvements to the site by understanding how people use it.
They do not track your browsing activity on other websites. These cookies
do remain on your browser after the end of a session for varying periods of between
24 hours and 2 years.