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Information on the use of cookies

05 November 2022

This page explains how cookies are used by this site. If you continue to use this site, you consent to the use of cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your web browser at the request of a site you are viewing. This allows the site you are viewing to remember things about you, such as your preferences and history or to keep you logged in.

Cookies may be stored on your computer for a short period of time (such as only when your browser is open) or for an extended period of time, even years. Cookies not set by this site will not be accessible to us.

Our use of cookies

The website needs to use certain cookies strictly for technical reasons and without them the site would not function, including:

  • Registering and maintaining your preferences. This includes ensuring that you can stay logged in and maintain the site in the language or appearance you have requested.
  • Analytics. This allows us to determine how people are using the site and improve it.
  • Advertising cookies (possibly third-party). If this site displays advertising, cookies may be set by advertisers to determine who has viewed an ad or similar things. These cookies may be set by third parties, in which case this site does not have the ability to read or write these cookies.
  • Other third-party cookies such as for Facebook or Twitter sharing. These cookies will generally be set by the third party independently, so this site will not have the ability to access them.

Standard cookies we set

The actions we collect during the normal running of the software.

  • We store a token, unique to you, that is used to verify that actions performed on this site were intended to be performed by the user.
  • We store the current ID of your session.
  • We store a key, unique to you, that allows us to stay connected to the software as you navigate from page to page.
  • We remember your login so that you can automatically log in to the site when you return.
  • We transmit your IP address to Google through Google's reCAPTCHA system as a spam protection service.

Additional cookies and those set by third parties

Additional cookies may be set during your use of the site to remember information as you perform certain actions or remember certain preferences.

Other cookies may be set by third party service providers that may provide information such as anonymously tracking users who visit the site or set by content embedded on certain pages, such as YouTube or other media service providers.

Removing / disabling cookies

Managing cookies and cookie preferences must be done within the browser options/preferences. Here is a list of guides on how to do this for the most popular browsers:

More about cookies

For more information about cookies and for more information about blocking certain types of cookies, please visit the Cookies page of the ICO website.