Version dated 4 March 2013
WHAT ARE COOKIES AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.
Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed and the time spent at our Website.
For further details on cookies, please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on cookies and similar technologies.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I BLOCK COOKIES?
In order to use certain services offered through our Website, your web browser must accept cookies. If you choose to withhold consent, or subsequently block cookies, some aspects of the Website may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Website.
If access to our Website requires you to enter your date of birth and country, cookies allow us to remember the data you have entered, so that we do not need to ask you to re-enter them every time you browse to a different page of the Website.
We also use “Webtrend Analytics” type of cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Website and which parts of our Website are most popular. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our Website and better serve our customers. We do not generally store any personal information that you provide to us in a cookie. The purpose of Webtrend Analytics cookies is storing information such as the time you visit the Website, and whether you have visited it before (and the website that you visited prior to visiting our Website). For further information about Webtrends Analytics cookies please see here: Webtrends Analytics
We may also use “Social Media” cookies to personalise your interaction with third party social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook where our Website uses such features. Such cookies recognise users of these social media sites when you view social media content on our Website. They also allow you to quickly share content across media, through the use of simple “sharing” buttons. We use the following Social Media cookies: Twitter, FaceBook, WebTrends, Google Analytics.
Most of our cookies expire within 30 days, although our analytics cookies may persist for between 2 and 10 years.