A cookie is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past. This can include clicking particular buttons, logging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user even months or years ago.

Although cookies cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer, tracking cookies and especially third-party tracking cookies are commonly used as way to compile long-term records of individuals’ browsing histories — a privacy concern that has prompted European and US law makers to take action. Although cookies cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer, tracking cookies and especially third-party tracking cookies are commonly used as way to compile long-term records of individuals’ browsing histories — a privacy concern that has prompted European and US law makers to take action.

Cookies on This Website

On our website we use a small number of cookies to enhance your browsing experience and to help us improve user experience:

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz – These 4 cookies are Google Analytics tracking cookies. We use Google Analytics to track website performance and to help us make improvements to our website.

We use cookies in the following ways:

– to make the website work properly
– for advertising and marketing purposes
– for our website analytics.

Blocking Cookies

Most modern browsers allow you to block or restrict cookies, these settings can usually be found within the browser ‘privacy settings’.

Deleting Cookies

Deleting cookies is a very straight forward process, but please make sure that you want to remove cookies before doing so because most browsers only offer an all or nothing deletion process, meaning any stored information that makes web browsing more streamlined could be lost.