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COOKIE POLICY


Information about our use of cookies


A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer (if you consent to us using cookies). Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.


An Explanation Of Cookies And Other Technologies


This section provides more information about some of those technologies used on our Site and how they work.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer or device for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can be used for various purposes, such as to confirm that users are logged in.

 

Pixel Tags and Similar Technologies

Pixel tags, web beacons and clear gifs can be embedded in web pages, videos, or emails and allow a web server to read certain types of information from your browser, check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed the pixel tag, the IP address of your computer or device, and the URL of the web page from which the pixel tag was viewed.

 

Flash Cookies

A “Flash cookie” (also known as Local Shared Object) is a data file stored on your computer or device by the websites that you visit. From time to time, the Site may use Flash cookie(s), for example, to enable or control Flash-based content. Flash Cookies provide similar functionality as the cookies discussed above in this section, but are based on different technology.

 

HTML5 Storage

HTML5 local storage is similar to the cookies discussed above in that it is stored on your computer or device and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences. However, these objects are stored in different parts of your computer or device from ordinary browser cookies.

 

 

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.


Our cookies help us to:


  • Make our website work smoothly as you would expect

  • Offer you content

  • Improve the speed and security of the site

  • Allow you to share pages easily across social media networks

  • Continuously improve our website

  • Make our marketing more efficient


 

We do not use cookies to:


  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)

  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)

  • Pass data to advertising networks

  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

  • Pay sales commissions


 

Granting us permission to use cookies


If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are consenting to this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.


 

Website Function Cookies


We use cookies to make our website work. There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site. The functions carried out by these cookies include:


  • Determining if you are logged in or out

  • Remember if you have accepted our terms and conditions

  • Allowing you to add comments to our site such as on blog posts


 

THIRD-PARTY FUNCTIONS


Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube Video. Our site includes the following functions that use cookies:


  • YouTube – Powers the videos on our site

  • Google


 

Social Website Cookies


So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.


Cookies are set by:


  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • AddToAny - Provide us with lots of sharing buttons all in one neat package

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.


 

Visitor Statistics Cookies


We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend of the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.


 

TURNING COOKIES OFF


You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our and a large proportion of other websites around the world as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:


Cookie

Name

Purpose

More info

Google Analytics

NID

Tracking the path of visitors through the website and identifying returning visitors. Statistics derived from this information help us identify how well certain pages and aspects of the site perform and where we can make improvements to help visitors access the information they need more quickly and with less hassle.

Google.com

DoubleClick

test_cookie

id, IDE

Generated by double-click floodlight tags. Holds CheckForPermission value

doubleclickbygoogle.com

AddToAny

_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, uvc

Allows for sharing across multiple social media platforms from one sharing button

Addtoany.com

democheck

ci_session

Session cookie, records data including user’s IP address and time of last activity on the site.

Codeigniter.com

Youtube

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE,

YSC, PREF

Allows for embedded YouTube video to function

Youtube.com

GetClicky - Datatables.net

_cfduid

GetClicky Web statistics too

Datatables.net

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.


Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.


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