A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a piece
of data stored by a website within a browser, and then subsequently sent back to
the same website by the browser. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism
for websites to remember things that a browser had done there in the past, which
can include having clicked particular buttons, logging in, or having read pages
on that site months or years ago.
NOTE : It does not know who you are or look at any of your personal files on
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where
services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts
of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These
include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article, Internet Browser cookies- what they are
and how to manage them
Learn how to remove cookies set on your device
There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using our site :
These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about
usage of our site.
about why we use them and how long they will last.
These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to
enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which
are controlled by them.
We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third
party websites for more information about these.
Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. The CMS puts together log
file information from all our visitors, which we use to make improvements to the
layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors
move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you. If
you receive the HTML-formatted version of a newsletter, your opening of the newsletter
email is notified to us and saved. Your clicks on links in the newsletter are also
saved. These and the open statistics are used in aggregate form to give us an indication
of the popularity of the content and to help us make decisions about future content