We use various methods to track general usage data for our website. In particular, we may collect information about your computer, including where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to analyse aggregate information. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your computer’s hard drive.
We may obtain information about your access and use of our website by using a Cookie file stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your hard drive. They help us to improve our website and assist us to improve our services. They enable us to:
- estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
- store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our website according to user needs;
- speed up your searches;
- recognise you when you return to our website