IP addresses and cookies

We automatically track and collect information when you visit our site, including your: (i) IP address, (ii) domain server, (iii) type of computer, (iv) type of Web browser, (v) requested resource and response code (the pages accessed), and (vi) browser version, operating system, and language (collectively "Traffic Data"). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you, but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving your experience on our site

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

  • To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
  • To speed up your searches.
  • To recognise you when you return to our site.

In addition, our site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google) which uses cookies to help us analyse how users use our site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. Google will provide us with this information for the purpose of evaluating use of our site, compiling reports on our site activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

The use of cookies by our site may allow unauthorised third parties to view the Traffic Data. The viewing of Traffic Data by unauthorised third parties is outside of our control and we assume no legal responsibility for such use. To learn more specifics about how cookies work, please refer to the help section of your web browser.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, Google and our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site and you will have been deemed to consent to the processing of data about you in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Again please note that the data does include any personally identifiable information such as name or address.

Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control.