1. What are cookies
2.1 We use the following types of cookies:
(a) Essential cookies – these are required for the operation of our website and include, e.g. to enable you to use the e-payment services.
(b) Analytic/performance cookies – these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
(c) Functionality cookies – these are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
(d) Targeting cookies – these cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
2.2 The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:
|Type of cookie||Function and further information|
|Analytics cookies including Google analytics||These are common performance cookies that many websites use. They allow us to collect anonymous information about how you and other users use our website and helps us to improve the website. The information collected includes technical information regarding the user's browser, operating system, IP address and screen resolution. It also includes how users came to the website (which search engine and search terms were used, which links were clicked on) and the user's navigation on the website (number of visits, dates and times of visits, time spent on the website, which pages have been loaded etc.). A tracking cookie from Google is also used to protect users from known malicious sites.|
|Speed of requests to server||We use certain cookies to optimise the speed of requests to the server.|
|Microsoft synchronisation cookie||This cookie is used widely by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronising the ID across many Microsoft domains.|
|Type of device||This cookie is used to determine what type of device (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs etc.) is used by a user.|
|YouTube cookies||Cookies are used to register a unique ID (used by Google) to record statistics of how the user uses YouTube videos across different websites, which videos the user has seen, and to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.|
|Identifying trusted web traffic||This cookie is used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.|
|Disqus comments and login||These cookies are used to add comments to the website through Disqus and remember the user's Disqus login credentials across websites that use that service.|
|Traffic distribution||This cookie is used to optimise response times by distributing website traffic to several servers.|
|Facebook cookies||Certain cookies are used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
|Useridentification targeting cookies||We use a number of user identification targeting cookies, which register a unique ID identifying a returning user’s device. This ID can be used to deliver targeted adverts. In some cases, cookies will categorise the user's interest and demographic profiles (based on the pages they have visited) in terms of resales for targeted marketing. Other details which may be registered by cookies include purchase details, website navigation, IP address, geographical location, visited websites and the adverts a user has clicked. In some cases the ID may be linked to other data (including data from surveys and psychographic, demographical and geographical data) for the purpose of personalising content, adverts and communications with the user. The ID may also be used to identify the user during return visits across websites that use the same advert network, for the purposes of targeted adverts. Targeted adverts may include video clips.|
|Statistical data for advertising||Certain cookies are used to identify the user’s devise during return visits in order to measure the efficacy of online adverts and to enable pay-out of referral commission fees to partners.|
3. Third party websites and social networks
4. Disabling cookies
5. Changes to this policy and further information
5.2 You can find out more about cookies generally and how to disable them at www.allaboutcookies.org or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Most modern broswers allow you to manage cookies saved on your computer. For example you may wish to accept all cookies or reject all cookies.
To amend the cookies settings:
- Click on the chrome menu.
- Select settings.
- Click + Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page
- Under the Privacy section click the Content settings button
- In the Cookies section you are able to change the settings, such as allow cookies, remove all cookies, block third party cookies.
Further, more detailed instructions are available here: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647
Internet explorer 8, 9 and 10
- Select the Tools menu (ALT-X)
- Select Internet Options
- Click the Privacy tab
- Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.
- For more specialised settings click on the Advanced button, check the Override cookie handling checkbox and modify the settings to suit your requirements.
Further instruction are available here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-10
- Select Options
- Click the Privacy tab
To clear cookies, select the remove individual cookies link.
To amend the cookie settings, change the Firefox will dropdown in the History section to Use custom settings for history.
Further instructions are available here: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Choose Safari settings menu
- Select Preferences
- Click the Privacy tab.
- In the Block cookies section, specify whether the browser should accept or reject cookies from websites.
- If you want to see which websites store cookies on your computer, click Details.
- If you set Safari to block cookies, you may need to temporarily accept cookies to open a page. Repeat the above steps, selecting Never in the “Block cookies” section. When you’re done with the page, block cookies again, and then remove the page’s cookies.
Further details are available here:http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11913