Cookies are small text files that websites often store on computer hard drives of visitors to their sites. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. A cookie contains a unique number, which is used to recognize your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that it visited previously.
There are two broad categories of cookies – 'first party cookies' and 'third party cookies'. First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website operator to your computer, and are used only by the website operator to recognise your computer when it revisits that site. Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when it visits other websites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes.
The Site serves the following cookies to your computer for the purposes outlined below:
Google Analytics (Third party cookies)
The Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the Site and compiles reports for us on activity on the Site. Google may store the information collected by the cookie on servers in various countries. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. By using the Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Setting your cookie preferences
The 'help' portion of the toolbar on most Internet browsers will tell you how to change your browser cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. For further information about cookies and how to control their use, please visit the following third party educational resources: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.