When you visit the Website, we use certain tracking technology to collect and use details of where you are on the internet (for example, the URL you came from, IP address, domain types, your browser type, the country and telephone area code where your computer is located) and the pages of the Website that you visited, the advertisements you clicked on and any search terms that you entered (‘User Information’). This is statistical data about users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual. We may collect User Information even if you do not submit to us or we do not obtain any other personal information.
We may also obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. We use this information to improve your experience of the Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Cookies enable us to:
- estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
- store information about your preferences and therefore allow us to customise the Website according to your individual interests; and
- recognise you when you return to the Website.
Some of the cookies we use are essential for this Website to operate.
Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the Website. The type of cookies which we use are summarised in the table below.
|Name||What’s it for?||Expiry|
|.ASPXAUTH||Used to determine if a user is authenticated.||Expiry Period|
|ARRAffinity||This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.||End of browser session|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||This cookie is used to identify the user’s browser session.||End of browser session|
|CulturePref||This cookie identifies a user’s chosen language/culture preference.||12 months|
|ai_session||This cookie is used for website analytics.||End of browser session|
|ai_user||This cookie is used for website analytics.||End of browser session|
|UserName||The cookie is used to remember the user’s username between sessions.||100 days|