What is a cookie:
A cookie is a small piece of data that may be stored on your computer or mobile device. It allows a website to “remember” your actions or preferences over a length of time. It is generated by a web page server. It will usually contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. These cookies do not collect or store any Personally Identifiable Information.
There are different types of cookies:
Session cookies are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser. The next time you visit that site, it will not recognise you and will treat you as a completely new visitor as there is nothing in your browser to let the site know that you have visited before. (www.allaboutcookies.org)
Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire. How long a cookie remains on your browser depends on how long the visited website has programmed the cookie to last. (www.allaboutcookies.org)
This website uses persistent cookies when we need to:
1. Manage return visits.
2. Remember preferences and settings.
3. Remember when you have voted in a Poll so that you don’t need to do this more than once during your visit.
First-Party Cookies are set by the website that you are visiting.
Third-Party Cookies are not set by the website that you are visiting. Instead, they are set by another organisation (third party) for example Facebook, Flickr, Google Analytics or YouTube.
We do not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. For more information on these cookies, you should check the relevant third-party websites.
Third-party advertising cookies are used to deliver targeted advertising that is more relevant to you and your preferences. These cookies are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. These may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites. This website doesn’t use Google Adsense or DoubleClick.
If you have Adobe Flash installed on your computer, small files may be stored on your computer by websites that contain Flash media, such as video clips. You can control Flash cookies. Adobe’s website offers tools to control Flash cookies on your computer (http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html#measure) and users of the Firefox browser can also get an add-on to detect and delete Flash cookies. (www.allaboutcookies.org)