Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.  A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies: 

Strictly necessary cookies - These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services. 

Analytical/performance cookies - They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it.This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
 
Functionality cookies - These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
 
Targeting cookies - These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.We may also use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below: 

 

 

Cookie: Google Analytics 
Name: __utma /__utmb / __utmc / __utmd / __utmv / __utmz 
Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. 

Cookie: Site cookie acceptance
Name: b b bm nmv allowCookies
Purpose: This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on a site.

Cookie: Session Cookie
Name: PHPSESSID 
Purpose: This cookie is used to identify you as a user between page loads. This allows us to remember certain settings, like which part of the website you were using before you were asked to sign in or register. 

Cookie: Double Click
Name: __gad 
Purpose: Doubleclick uses cookies to track the advertisements displayed on the website. 

Cookie: Member Login Cookies
Name: q_login / is_returning / q_session / __jid / __atuvc 
Purpose: These cookies are used when you log into the members area of the website. 

Cookie: Language preference cookie
Name: lang 
Purpose: Used for remembering the users language preference. 

Cookie: Quantcast
Name: _qca
Purpose: This cookie is used to track web audience data and enable accurate measurement of web traffic and audience characteristics by tracking visits to website pages. The cookie collects information in an anonymous form


Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. 

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.