It is also a tool we can use to aggregate usage statistics about the site. This information enables us to recognise popular site features and further develop new ones, adding to the overall visitor experience of the site. For this we use a tool called Google Analytics, which is purely a statistical data tool and cannot be used to find your identity. Whilst these cookies are completely anonymous, they do allow us to improve our website(s).
In the next two sections we list the cookies that we use so that you can understand more about what they do and how they help us provide enhanced services to you.
ASP Session ID (Prefix of ASPSESSIONID)
An ASP cookie to distinguish sessions. It helps to tie together multiple requests from a single browser session.
Google Analytics (Prefix of __utm)
We use a web analytics service provided by Google, which helps generate anonymous statistics which helps us identify problems and improve website experience for our visitors.
Further details are available at on the Google Analytics website: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
You are able to choose whether you wish cookies to be turned on or off. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. If you choose to delete cookies or do not have your browser set to accept cookies from us, you will still be able to view the site, however you will not experience a personalised visit nor will you be able to benefit from other personalised site offerings.
For more information regarding cookies, please follow this link: http://www.aboutcookies.org/
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