Information placed automatically on your computer - cookies
When you view one of our websites, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a Cookie or similar file and can help us in many ways. For example, Cookies allow us to tailor a website to better match your interests and preferences.
Google analytics. At the time of writing Analytics uses four cookies that are used to track visits to the site. This allows us to see the number of visits, where the visitor is roughly geographically located, where the visit came from etc. We use this service in order to refine, update and improve our website. All of the cookies contain a random string that identifies the visit.
Some details of the cookies we use on our site are as follows:
__utmz stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link etc)
__utma stores information about each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit
__utmb and __utmc are used to check approximately how long you stay on our site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends.
You can read more information about Google Analytics security and privacy principles here.
With most Internet Browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to your Browser instructions or help section to learn more about these functions.
We will not collect any personally identifiable information (personal data) about you - such as your name, address, telephone number or email address - through our website unless you have provided it to us voluntarily.
If you do not want your personal data collected, please do not submit it to us.
When you do provide us with personal data, we may use that information in the following ways, unless stated otherwise:
- We may store and process that information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services
- We (or a fulfilment house or other third party on our behalf in connection with a promotion) may use that information to contact you
- We may provide other third parties with summary - but not individual - information about visitors to, or users of, our sites.
Additional information collected automatically
In some cases we may automatically (i.e. not via registration) collect technical information, which is not personally identifiable, when you connect to our site. Examples of this type of information include the type of internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site.