Cookies are bits of electronic information websites can store on your computer. Cookies can be used to check whether you have visited a website before or if it is your first time, which is useful when measuring traffic to a website. This site may store a single cookie on your machine for this purpose.
The cookie will not collect personal information but instead stores a unique ID number so that next time you visit the site, you will be recognised through this number. No other information will be collected.
EU ePrivacy Directive
Having accepted Cookies, you can later change your preferences below. Revoking your consent will have the effect of instantly loading the Opt In banner – and thereby blocking cookies.
Controlling and Deleting Cookies
We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.
The following table describes the cookies we use on this site, what we use them for and the impact on your experience of using our site if you choose to opt-out from allowing us to set cookies on your machine.
||What will happen if you disable cookies on this site?
||Does the cookie persist?
||Is the cookie essential?
||Most visitors simply browse and interact with our site without logging in. The 'Session' cookie works with logged-in visitors' computers to log activity such as completing a form. Activity is recorded on the web server which allows us to log the users journey between pages.
More information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899918
|No loss of function but there will be a very minor delay before each page loads as authentication would be triggered for every page visited whereas the cookie instantly confirms visitors as anonymous
||Stores shortcut key preferences between visits
||Personal Access Key shortcuts will not be remembered between visits
||Stores the consent status of the current user for cookies, only set if they consent
||Site will prompt for Cookie Consent upon each visit
||Stores whether a pop-up interstitial has been viewed/closed so it doesn’t reappear for the current user
||Interstitials will persist for the current user for those pages that convey them, such as site surveys
||Stores authentication token between visits so users don’t have to login on each visit
||Users who wish to access restricted content or services will need to login upon each visit to the site
||Stores mobile device users’ preference for either the web or mobile site
||Users will be asked upon each visit whether they would prefer to visit the web or mobile optimised site
||Stores whether the current user has already voted in the poll, preventing multiple voting
||Single users will be able to vote multiple times in online polls
||Stores the ID of the Active Tab as selected by the user
||Held tab states will be lost between visits to the page
We will shortly be introducing Google Analytics to our website to track visitor information with the aim of providing our customers with the best and fastest ways of accessing our services.
Learn more about Google Analytics Privacy.