What is a cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a web site. Cookies can be read by the web site on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the web site can “remember” you on your return visit. As you browse through our web site, our web server collects information about your visit, not about you personally.
Use of ‘Cookies’
We use two different types of cookies:
- Session Cookies:
These are stored in the computer’s memory during a user’s browsing session but are deleted when the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect any information from the user’s computer.
- Permanent Cookies:
These are stored on the user’s computer, sometimes for long periods of time, and may be used to analyse a user’s path through a website. Permanent cookies can provide information about the numbers of visitors, date and time spent on the site, number of pages viewed and the most popular section of our site.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|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.||Click here for an overview of privacy at Google|
|Session cookie||uid||This cookie is used to collect information on how visitors use the website.||http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-filebase/|
Cookies will not be used to contact you for marketing purposes.
How to disable cookies?
Visitors can use this Website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.
Below is information on how to disable cookies for some of the more popular web browsers.
Internet Explorer 8.0+
- Go to the ‘Tools’ menu
- Click on ‘Internet Options’
- Click the ‘Security’ tab
- Highlight the ‘Internet’ zone (selected by default)
- Select security level ‘High’ for this zone
- Click on ‘OK’
- Open the Edit menu and choose Preferences.
- Under the Privacy & Security category, choose Cookies. (If no subcategories are visible, double-click the category to expand the list.)
- Click the following radio button: Disable cookies
You can also opt out of Google Analytics by following the instruction provided by Google here