Whenever you request a page through your browser, data such as:
- your IP address
- browser and version
- operating system
- date and time and the site from which you came
are stored in a log file and/or database. This information cannot be used to identify specific individuals, and is only used for:
- Web site and system administration
- research and development
- anonymous user analysis
Our website automatically deploys a cookie on your computer when you arrive at our website, provided cookies are not blocked by your browser.
This cookie allows us to track visitor statistics and site usage and is automatically deleted after 30 days.
On 27th May 2011, the EC introduced a directive called Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2011 which requires the owners of websites to get specific approval from the visitor if cookies are deployed.
You can easily restrict or block the cookies used by our website through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser will provide detailed instruction of how to change these settings.
You might also want to visit www.aboutcookies.org which provides instructions on how to block cookies on all the major browsers. This site also explains how you can delete cookies that have already been stored on your computer as well as general information about cookies.
You should be aware though that most cookies are harmless and restricting them may impact on the functionality of the websites you visit.