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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 site.

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 agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how users move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by your user name and remember your preference (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. Third parties use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed by advertising networks more relevant to your interests. We share this information with third parties for this purpose.

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

If you register with us or if you continue to use our site, you agree to our use of cookies.
Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis service) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Cookie Name Type Purpose More information
Google Analytics _utma _utmb _utmc _utmz Analytical/performance cookies These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports on general user traffic, conversion statistics and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information anonymously. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google Analytics
Adwords Google_mkwid Analytical/performance cookies These cookies are used to collect Google Adwords-specific user traffic and conversion statistics. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google advertising
AzureLIVE Session
_azurelive_session Strictly necessary Cookies This cookie stores information about your settings preferences (such as language, currency, favourite properties, etc.), and so allow us to customise our site. It is also used for tracking in internal A/B tests, conversion statistics and affiliate programs.  
AzureLIVE Authentication remember_token Functionality Cookies This cookie remembers users’ login details after a session has ended for any future visits provided the cookie was not deleted in the interim.  
Facebook datr Targeting Cookies This cookie is needed for the ‘like’ buttons to function on the site. Click here for an overview of privacy at Facebook
New Relic NREUM Analytical/performance cookies This cookie is used to measure our site’s technical performance for our users. Click here for more information about New Relic

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which 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 to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.

Behavioural Advertising

Some advertisers use cookies to provide you with targeted advertising. For example, advertisers may use a profile based on which sites you have visited to present you with advertisements relevant to you. If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn about these types of cookies and how to opt-out, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are based in the USA, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

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