Cookies - what they are
Cookies are small files that are stored by your web browser as you use the web.
They are designed to hold a tiny amount of data to allow websites to do things like remember your settings, whether you are logged in or not or whether you have visited the site before.
How and why this site uses a cookie
This cookie is used to automatically sign you into the website within 24 hours of previously logging in. It collects your username and your level of access only e.g. which areas of the site you can view and access.
In common with most websites we use a system to measure the amount of traffic to our site. This system is called Google Analytics.
It allows us to understand things like how many people have viewed our site in a given period and how often people visit. We use this information to help us improve the site in lots of ways. For example, we may realise something we think is a particularly good bit of content is not being viewed as often as we would expect, we may then decide to make that content
We use Google Analytics on our corporate and product websites to track general (not subscriber) usage. Google analytics cookies do not collect personal data about our website visitors. For more information on the cookies Google sets please visit (we only use the first 4 cookies in the table): https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies
How to manage cookies
You have several options to allow you to block or delete cookies that are created by this and other websites.
All major browsers allow you to manage the cookies that they accept and store. To find out how to use these options please follow the appropriate link for you browser:
On the site
We are currently investigating a number of options to allow you to control all of the cookies created by this site from within the site itself. We will be updating this page regularly and keeping our audience informed of changes as and when they happen.
Additional information about the technical aspects of cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org