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 allow) in order to help us identify your device – like your PC or mobile phone – whenever you visit our site.
Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive, and depending on the type of cookie, may be removed from your computer once your session has ended, or will be persistent and remain for a period of time.
We use the following types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. On our site, the Umbraco Session cookies are essential for the site to operate correctly in that they enable you to log into secure areas of our site, use a shopping cart, make use of e-billing services, and so maintain the state between pages. ‘Session Cookies’ such as these will only last until you close your browser. They are not stored on your hard drive.
Analytical/performance cookies – They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors 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 name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Flash cookies - Flash cookies (similar to HTTP cookies), are pieces of data that our website may store on your computer in order to enable to use of certain flash players (such as Adobe).
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
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You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|This cookie enables us to:
- estimate our audience size and usage pattern; and
- track user actions and page views.
|Google cookie details
||This cookie contains the user's session ID and will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser). This cookie does not store personal data about you.
||This cookie enables us to determine which version of the YouTube homepage the user visits.
||We may use Flash cookies, also known as Local Shared Objects on our website. These are used to enhance your user experience, for example, by storing your user preferences and settings, such as your volume settings etc. Local Shared Objects are similar to browser cookies, but can store data more complex than simple text.
||To learn more about Flash cookies, and how to disable them click here
You 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 strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Except for our strictly necessary cookies (which are ‘Session Cookies’ and so will only last until you close your browser) all cookies will expire after 2 years (when a cookie expires, it is left on your hard drive unless you manually remove the cookie via your browser settings or employ a third-party software to manage cookies).
For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at www.allaboutcookies.org.