Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The cookies we use, and the reasons for them are listed below:
Google Analytics (& Bing Analytics) Google sets these performance cookies, which these cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. Google stores the information collected on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google state that they will not associate your IP address with any other data held by them.
Your Choices and Preferences We sometimes use ‘pop up’ messages (like the one that tells you about the cookies on this site) to make sure our visitors are aware of important information. If you choose to acknowledge the message, the pop up will no longer appear when you visit the site. These kinds of messages include a cookie that ‘remembers’ you have already acknowledged the message when you visit.
As part of our ongoing work to make our website accessible to all our visitors we have implemented a feature which allows you to select the text size that you would like to view the site in. In order to remember your choice so that we can setup the site each time you return, we store your choice in a simple cookie. No personal information is stored at all – it just remembers your choice of text size.
How to disable cookies
We sometimes embed videos from YouTube using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page: http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=171780