In 2011 the law governing how cookies are used on websites was changed. Websites must now ask users for consent to store cookies on their computer or device.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Acceptance of cookies is necessary for a User to use the service and does NOT compromise your personal data in any way.
This website uses 2 types of cookies:
- Functional cookies: These are essential for the operation of the site, do not contain any personal information and are deleted when you close your Internet browser.
- Analytics cookies: These are used to record page visits and traffic sources to enable us to measure and improve the performance of our site using the Google Analytics service.
If you are a User on this site, the sign-in page offers to remember your username. If you select this option when signing-in, your username will be stored in a persistent cookie on your computer or device. This is so that we can pre-populate the username field next time you come back - making it quicker and easier for you to sign-in. If you do not wish to accept this cookie, please ensure the "remember my username" checkbox is not checked.
For security reasons, we log any changes to data made by you when you are signed-in to the system. An example of this might be a history log entry if you change your password or personal details. This only applies to Users who sign-in and is designed to help us protect the data held within the system. We also store a record each and every time a User signs-in, including the IP address from which the request originated. The reason for this is two-fold... firstly it is to monitor site usage to ensure our infrastructure is sufficient to cope with the demands being put on the website. Secondly it is to help protect you and your data by providing an audit log of who has accessed your account, exactly when and from what IP address.
No personal data on this site is made available publicly or passed to third-parties for any sort of marketing purposes.
This site users Google Analytics to monitor site usage, including what pages are viewed, how long is spent on each page and what browser capabilities the user has. Google Analytics does not store this information against your personal details, i.e. the data captured is stored anonymously.