Privacy and Cookie information
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a tiny file that stores information on your computer when you visit a web site. You can find out more about cookies by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. Cookies enable us to improve our service to you, estimate our audience size and usage patterns, store information about your preferences and recognize you when you return to our site.
WHAT COOKIES ARE SET ON THIS WEBSITE?
The table below shows all of the cookies that might be set by us when you visit our site and why we use them.
|_utma||Addthis sets Share and Like options to Social Media, like Facebook and Twitter. It makes sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.|
|_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _utmv||Google Analytics is Google’s free web analytics tool that mainly helps website owners to understand how their visitors engage with their website. It also sets cookies on the domain of the site you are visiting. It uses a set of cookies to collect information anonymously and report website trends without identifying individual visitors.|
|_cuvid||This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to the site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits the site, a new __cuid cookie is written with a different visitor unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that the application uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.|
|_cusid||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with the site. When a user views a page on the site, the script code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on the site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on the site for longer than 30 minutes.|
|_cuvon||Used to signal the last time a visitor viewed a page.|
MANAGING YOUR COOKIES
Changing your cookie settings
To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the 'Help', 'Tools' or 'Edit' facility). Alternatively, see below specific information about how to enable or disable cookies.
How can I control my cookies and how do I turn cookies off?
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. We have provided a helpful way to do this in the outline below. Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance and prompt you every time a cookie is sent to you or to allow you to choose not to receive cookies at all. If you wish to block cookies, you can follow the instructions.
|Microsoft Internet Explorer|
1. Select ‘Tools’ from the main task bar then ‘Internet Options’
2. Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
3. Choose the level of cookie security you want, ranging from Block All Cookies, High, Medium High, Medium (default level), Low and Accept All Cookies
4. For more detailed information on these options under Internet Explorer, please click on one of the links below.
1. Click on the Spanner icon and select ‘Settings’ from the drop down list
2. Click on the ‘Show Advanced Settings’ link
3. Click on the ‘Content Settings’ button under the ‘Privacy’ heading
4. Change the cookie setting to ‘Block sites from setting any data’
5. Click on the ‘Ok’ button
6. Click on the ‘Close’ icon on the tab
1. Select ‘Tools’ from the main task bar and then ‘Options’
2. Click on the ‘Privacy’ panel
3. Under the ‘Cookies’ section uncheck the ‘Accept cookies from sites’ option
1. Select ‘Settings’ from the main task bar and then ‘Preferences’
2. Click on the ‘Advanced’ panel and then ‘Cookies’
3. Click on ‘Never accept cookies’
4. Click on ‘OK’
1. Click on the Tools button from the main task bar and then ‘Preferences’
2. Click on the ‘Security’ panel
3. Under the ‘Accept Cookies’ section click on ‘Never’
4. Click on the X in the top right corner to close box
To enable cookies
If you are not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:
For PCs: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select the 'About' option
For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the 'About' option
All other browsers
Please consult your documentation or online help files.