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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 to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer 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.

How to disable cookies

You can choose, below, not to allow cookies. If you do, we can’t guarantee that your experience with the website will be as good as if you do allow cookies.

Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can set your preferences to change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance.

The following links explain how you control cookies via your browser – remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites, not just this one:

Internet Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 (this page links to further information for different versions of IE – the mobile version is at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx).

Chrome
http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647

Safari
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html (or http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677 for mobile versions)

Firefox:
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies