Our use of IP addresses and cookies
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to analyse aggregate information. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and is not used by us to identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
- To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
- To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to user needs.
- To speed up your searches.
- To recognise you when you return to our site.
Information about the cookies we use
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we place on your computer, our website uses up to 5 different cookies. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a better experience when you browse our site.
The cookies we use are session cookies and analytical cookies.
These cookies allow us to ensure that our site functions correctly and operates efficiently when you use it. Session cookies expire once you have closed our website and are not stored once your visit has ended, they are generally not considered to be invasive of your privacy.
This type of cookie allows us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
These cookies are designed to prevent spam submissions in the site's contact forms, search forms etc.