Our websites, mobile sites, or mobile apps
use 'cookies'. Cookies enable you to access any registered user /
secure areas, and to complete any surveys or application forms.
Cookies also help us to measure the effectiveness of web searches,
and tell us which parts of our websites people have visited.
You can disable certain cookies by following
our guidelines. However, as we explain below disabling certain
cookies may prevent you from using certain parts of our web
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files, typically
consisting of letters and numbers, and are downloaded via your
browser when you access certain websites. Cookies can expire when
you close your browser, or they may be stored on your computer for
a specified amount of time.
The cookies we use
The cookies we use, whether placed directly
by us, or by authorised 3rd parties do not contain, use or store
any personally identifiable information.
We have categorised the cookies we use
according to the guidelines found in the ICC UK Cookie Guide and
the ICO Cookie Guidance Document. We use the following categories
on our websites:
Category 1 - Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to enable you to
access any registered user / secure areas, and to complete any
surveys or application forms. Without these cookies, you will not
be able to access secure areas, or complete any surveys or
Accepting these cookies is a condition for
using the services provided by any registered user / secure areas,
surveys or application forms.
If you prevent these cookies, we cannot
guarantee your security or predict how the website will perform
during your visit.
Category 2 - Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information on how you
and other visitors use our websites. The cookies we use are
'analytical' cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the
number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site
when they're using it. This helps us to improve the way our website
works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need
easily. Our analytical cookies are provided through Google
Analytics (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz).
If you prevent these cookies, your browsing
experience will not be affected. However, this information would be
helpful to us for purposes of improving your user experience.
Category 3 - Functionality Cookies, Category
4 - Targeting or Advertising Cookies
Our web sites do not employ any category 3 or
If you do not want us to use certain cookies
in your browser, you can remove, and / or disable the use of these
cookies via your browser settings. Please consult the help section
of your browser for more information on how to view, remove and /
or disable cookies. Instructions for the most popular desktop
browsers may be found here.
To disable Google Analytics cookies, you can
also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser
add-on, which is available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox,
Apple Safari, Opera, and Internet Explorer.