You can surf the Websites anonymously and access important information without revealing your identity. However, in order to provide a better service, we use “cookies” to measure your visits to our Websites, which make it easier for you to log on during future visits. A cookie is a small text file that our Websites store on your web browser and can later retrieve. These allow us to distinguish you from other users of the Websites, however this information does not allow us to identify you personally and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided us with Personal Information.
Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the Websites to operate, for example to remember when you add a purchase to your shopping basket or to enable you to pay for a product securely. Others help us to provide you with a better browsing experience, for example by remembering when you have logged in and what your display preferences are. We also use ‘analytical’ cookies (including Google Analytics) which allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our Websites and see how visitors move around the Websites. This helps us to improve the way our Websites work, for example, by ensuring that visitors can easily find what they need, and by telling us what features of the Websites are most popular. A list of the cookies that the Websites use, and their function, is below.
If you choose not to delete and/or block cookies from the Websites, and continue to use the Websites, you are thereby consenting to our use of such cookies.
You may delete and block all cookies from the Websites, but parts of the Websites may not then work. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings, for example you can set up your web browser to inform you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
In certain cases, the Websites may also employ flash cookies. Flash cookies are used to improve and enhance your web browsing experience (such as enabling advertising to be specifically tailored to your interests or facilitating purchases to be transferred to your shopping basket when making a purchase). For further details about flash cookies, please visit http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/526/52697ee8.html
To adjust your preferences for flash cookies (and whether or not you wish to accept them for the Websites or other websites), please visit http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html