When you visit our website and receive information from us by email in response to your requests, we receive some data from or about your device and about your use of our website via automated means. Depending on the type of device you use, we may also use pixel tags and cookies to transfer to your device’s cookie file. More information about this can be found below. This information allows us to optimise our website for all visitors and to make continuous improvements so that the information on our web sites is updated and always relevant and useful to you.
Device data collected by our websites includes:
We may use “pixel tags”, which are small graphic files that help us monitor the use of our websites. A pixel tag may collect the following information: the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page containing the tag, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the page containing the tag, the time the page containing the pixel tag was viewed, the type of browser that loaded the pixel tag, and the identification number of any cookies previously placed on the computer by that server. If we send you an HTML-enabled email, we may use “format sensing” technology that allows pixel tags to tell us whether you have received and opened our email.
Typically, a cookie contains the name of the domain from which the cookie originates, the “expiration date” of the cookie, and a numerical value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
Two types of cookies are used on this website:
Session cookies are used for the following purposes:
Permanent cookies are used for the following purposes:
For more information about cookies in general and how to manage them, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Some of our web sites may contain electronic images called web beacons (“tracking pixels”) to enable us to track the number of visitors to those pages. Web beacons collect only a limited amount of information, including a cookie number, the time and date a page was visited, and a description of the page on which the web beacon is located. Our website may also contain web beacons placed by third parties for advertising purposes. These beacons do not contain any personal data and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.
Your browser settings allow you to determine whether or not cookies are allowed. However, if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our website.
If you disable the cookies that the Site uses, this may impact your experience while on the Site. You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites. If you disable the cookies that the Site uses, this may impact your experience while on the Site. You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You have some choices about whether this information can be retrieved from your device. For example, depending on the type of device, you can enable or disable location services. On most mobile devices, location services can be disabled. Often the controls to do this can be found in the settings menu of the device. If you have questions about how to disable location services on your device, you should contact your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device.