What is a cookie?

When you visit our website, our web-server (computer that sends you the web-pages) asks your browser if you will accept and store small data packets called cookies.  These help the server keep track of which requests come from which user.  

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to keep track of visitor numbers and patterns of visitor activity on our site.  We also use cookies to help in differentiating real human users from computer programs that gather information about websites.  

Does this affect my privacy?

We do not attach any identifying or personal information to the cookie.  We only allow third parties access to the data to create statistical reports for us.  

What if I do not want to accept cookies?

The best way to not accept cookies is to instruct your browser (via its settings) to refuse them.  As this is different for each browser (and often each version of each browser) we cannot provide detailed instructions of how to do this.

The cookies we use

We use two sets of cookies: a server session cookie and Google Analytics cookies.  

Session Cookies

The session cookie allows our server to keep track of page requests and the number of visitors currently accessing the site.  This helps it to allocate resources to the site.

Google Analytics Cookies

The Google Analytics cookies provide us with anonymous collective data about visitor usage patterns on our site.  For more information on these cookies, please visit the link in the column right.