How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies (from Google Analytics) to identify which pages are being used. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to members needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

Cookies used on our website

aspxauth

Records whether or not you are logged in, so you don’t have to log in every time you change page.

__utma

__utmb

__utmc

 

 

Google Analytics (GA) allows us to track how popular our site is and to record visitor trends over time. GA uses cookies to help track which pages are accessed.

__utmz

The cookie contains no personally identifiable information, but it does use your IP address to determine where in the world you are accessing the site from, and to track page visits within the site.

.ASPXFORMSAUTH

Logged-In user authentication cookie.

ASP.NET_SessionId

Keeps the user session ID for security reasons.