Most of my web pages use "cookies". Cookies are small text files that websites save to your computer. The cookies used by this website don't contain any of your personal information, and I can't use them to find out who you are.
A cookie often includes a randomly generated number which is stored on your device when you make site selections, use the shopping cart, complete online form or the imbedded Google Maps. Many cookies are automatically deleted after you finish using the website.
I use the following types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies – these are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies the services you have asked for, like online application forms, cannot be provided;
Performance cookies – these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works; and
Functionality cookies – these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of the web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Specific cookies we use
Cookies may be set either by this website ("first party cookies"), or by a third party website ("third party cookies").First Party Cookies
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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 website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
You can read the google analytics policy below.Disqus:
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We use the Disqus system to handle blog comments and moderation. The following cookies may be placed by Disqus when you visit or participate in comments on the news page.
You can find more information about the Disqus terms and conditions here: http://docs.disqus.com/kb/terms-and-policies/
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