COOKIES:


What are Cookies and how we use them

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer's hard drive. 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. They cannot be used to identify you personally.


In order to ensure that we are clear and open about our use of cookies we have placed a prominent link on all pages of the site.

Your use of our site is taken as your implied consent to use of our cookies.


We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage 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.


Some cookies are “strictly necessary” in order for a website to be able to perform a particular function, these are usually functions which are being carried out your request. On our website this type of cookie is found in the e-commerce and registration areas. In order to be able to retain information about your proposed purchases or registration on the site and ensure that you have been correctly identified you must agree to the use of cookies in order to use the e-commerce and registration options.


You can opt to disable cookies on you computer which will stop websites from dropping cookies, however, you should be aware that by doing so you may disable certain website functions which will prevent them from working or give strange results when you try to display pages. If you would like to disable cookies see the information below on how to reset your browser settings:


Further information about controlling and deleting cookies is available from www.AboutCookies.org


Browser specific information on cookie settings - select your browser and follow the instructions:


Windows PC


Google Chrome

Click on the "Tools" (the spanner in the top right hand corner) menu and select "Settings".
Click the "Show advanced settings" link and locate the "Privacy" section, and choose the "Content settings" button.
Under "Cookies" choose your preferred settings.

Google Chrome allows all cookies by default, but you can restrict the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.

Click on the OK button when you've finished.


Internet Explorer 8.0

Choose Tools and then Internet Options
Click the Privacy tab
Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.

For more specialised cookie settings click on Advanced, check the ' Override cookie handling' button and modify the settings to suit your requirements.


Internet Explorer 7.0

Choose Tools and then Internet Options
Click the Privacy tab
Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.

The default setting is medium and the menu allows you to select the level of "filtering" on the basis of (a) the source of the cookie and (b) whether the source has a privacy policy.

For more specialised cookie settings click on Advanced


Internet Explorer 6.0

Choose Tools and then Internet Options
Click the Privacy tab
Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.

The default setting is medium and the menu allows you to select the level of "filtering" on the basis of (a) the source of the cookie and (b) whether the source has a privacy policy.

For more specialised cookie settings click on Advanced


Internet Explorer 5.0

Choose Tools and then Internet Options
Click the Security tab
Select Internet, then Custom Level
Choose one of the options


Internet Explorer 4.0

Choose View and then Internet Options
Click the Advanced tab

Scroll down to the yellow exclamation icon under Security and choose one of the three options (accept or reject cookies or warn before accepting cookies).


Internet Explorer 3.0

Choose View, then Options and Advanced. You can click on the Warn Before Accepting Cookies command.


AOL 9.0

From the AOL Toolbar, select Settings
Select Internet [Web] Options
Select Use your Internet Explorer Settings to set advanced browser options
Select the Privacy tab
Select Advanced
Deselect override automatic cookie handling button
Click OK to exit.


AOL 8.0

From the AOL Toolbar, select Settings
Select Preferences
Select Internet Properties (WWW)
Select the Privacy tab
Select Advanced
Deselect override automatic cookie handling button
Click OK to exit.


AOL 7.0 with IE 6.x

From the AOL Toolbar, select Settings
Select Preferences
Select Internet Properties (WWW)
Select the Privacy tab
Select Advanced
Deselect override automatic cookie handling button
Click OK to exit.


Mozilla

Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.

 

Mozilla Firebird 0.7

Click on Tools, then Options
Select the Privacy icon in the left-hand panel
Click on Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.


Mozilla Firefox 1.0

Click on Tools, then Options
Select the Privacy icon in the left-hand panel
Click on Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.


Mozilla Firefox 1.5

Click on Tools, then Options (or Edit | Preferences on Linux)
Select the Privacy icon in the left-hand panel
Click on Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings (You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies.).


Mozilla Firefox 2.0

Click on Tools, then Options (or Edit | Preferences on Linux)
Select the Privacy icon in the left-hand panel
Click on Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.

Note that the option to block third-party cookies has been removed from Firefox 2's user interface. Firefox 2 users who wish to limit allowed cookies to those set by the originating website can use about:config to modify the preference network.cookie.cookie Behaviour to "1". To modify this property simply type "about:config" (without quotes) in the Location Bar, press Enter and modify the value in the resulting page.

Other options for the network.cookie.cookie Behaviour preference are set out below:

"0"  All cookies are allowed. (Default)
"1"  Only cookies from the originating server are allowed.
"2"  No cookies are allowed. 1


Mozilla Firefox 3.0

Click on Tools, then Options (or Edit | Preferences on Linux)
Select Privacy
Select Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings (You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies.).


Netscape Navigator 7

Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.


Netscape Navigator 6

Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.


Netscape Navigator 4

Go to the task bar and click Edit. Click Preferences and Advanced, and then choose your

options in the Cookies box.


Opera (Windows and UNIX)

Go to Tools in the main menu
Go to Preferences at the bottom of the File menu (or press Alt+P to access them directly).
Click Privacy and select one of the available options.

In addition to choosing different settings for first-party ("normal") and third-party cookies, you may edit cookie settings on a domain/server basis or even edit individual cookies by clicking the "Manage cookies" button.



Apple Mac


Internet Explorer 5 (MacOS X)

Choose Preferences from Explorer menu
Select Receiving Files options
Select Cookies
Choose your preferred settings


Internet Explorer 5 (MacOS 9)

Choose Preferences from Edit menu
Select Receiving Files options
Select Cookies
Choose your preferred settings

 

Mozilla

Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.


Netscape Navigator 7

Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.


Netscape Navigator 6

Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.


Safari 1.0 (MacOS X)

Choose Preferences from Safari menu
Select Security icon
Cookie settings are shown in window
Choose your preferred settings


Opera

Go to Opera in the main menu and select Preferences (or press Alt+P to access them directly)
Select Privacy

In addition to choosing different settings for first-party (normal) and third-party cookies, you may edit cookie settings on a domain/server basis or even edit individual cookies by clicking the Manage cookies button.

Cookies