Introduction to cookies
a site to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session
cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).
Cookies can be used for lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between
pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and improving your experience of a
website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier.
you navigate from one page to the next. Without cookies, it would be impossible
to recall your login details for example.
marketing messages based for example, on your location and/or browsing habits. It
is this kind of tracking that has resulted in the change in the law. This site does
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they
may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third
What does a cookie contain?
A cookie is just a formatted text file that is stored on your computer by a website’s
server. Only the server that stored it will be able to retrieve or read its contents.
Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It contain some anonymous information
such as a unique identifier and the site name along with some extra encoded data.
By reading that previously stored information, the website can recall things like
your preferences or what you placed into your shopping basket (for example).
Cookies used on this site
this site has security, which requires you to log in, in order to see information
that is pertinent to you. The new cookie law does not require us to ask permission
before storing this kind of cookie on your machine, but we do need to tell you that
site that requires a login, also requires this kind of cookie to differentiate between
and identify the different people that are using the site at a given moment in time.
These cookies are essential to the site's operation and the law does not require
us to seek permission for these - however we do need to inform you.
Cookies are not used for any other purpose. By using this site you give your consent
for these cookies to be placed on your computer.