(a) What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file containing small amounts of information that a website puts on a user’s computer (or mobile device) when you visit a website and is used by the website to send information to your browser and for the browser to return information to the website.
The information your browser sends to one of our websites is used for authentication and identification of your session and allows us to display the correct information on the website. We match the cookie against your details so we can distinguish you from other users as you browse the site, which helps us to provide you with a good user experience. Most browsers enable a user to disable cookies. If you do so, however, this site may not function correctly.
(b) What types of cookies may be used here?
First party cookies – First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Session cookies – Session cookies are used by the server to store information about user page activities so users can easily pick up where they left off on the server’s pages. These are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser, and when you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognize you. You will have to log back in (if login is required) or select your preferences/themes again if the website uses these features. A new session cookie will be generated, which will store your browsing information and will be active until you leave the site and close your browser.
Persistent cookies – Persistent cookies are employed to store user preferences. These files stay in one of your browser’s subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie’s file. For Information on session and persistent cookies, see here.
Third party cookies – Third party cookies are set by a different organization to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company (e.g., Google Analytics) who will set their own cookies to perform this service.
(c) What cookies does this website use?
A list of all the cookies used on this site by category is detailed below
Note: This website does not use any cookies which retain personal information about you after your session ends.
For some of our cookies we use Google Analytics as a third party to provide us with web analytics and intelligence about our website. For further information on how Google collects and uses information on our behalf, please refer to the Google Policies & Principles page at www.google.com/intl/en/policies/; in general however, Google Analytics cookies are used to gather usage statistics only.
The table below provides additional details on the specific cookies used on our website:
|country-code||Persistent cookies||Country code (used to store the default country of the user)|
|_session_id||Session cookies||Hexidecimal hash (used to handle the session)|
|wco_data||Session cookies||Hexidecimal hash (used to handle the session)|
|__atuvc||Third party cookies||Addthis (marketing information)|
|__utma||Third party cookies||Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)|
|__utmb||Third party cookies||Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)|
|__utmc||Third party cookies||Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)|
|__utmz||Third party cookies||Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)|
(d) What if I don’t want cookies to be set?
By using our website you agree that we can place cookies on your device as explained above. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device you can do this using your browser options. If you want to block future cookies from being placed on your device you can change your browser settings to do this.