We are committed to providing you with an Internet experience that respects and protects your personal privacy and choices. Our privacy policy and practices are detailed below.

Helpful definitions

Personally identifiable information - is information, such as your name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address, that can be used to uniquely identify you.

Anonymous information - is not personally identifiable information. It is information about how you use our site. Typically anonymous information may include your domain name, I.P. addresses, your type of internet browser or the time of day you visited.

Collecting and using personally identifiable information

You can visit our site and use many of our services without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself to us. It is only when you enter your email address to sign up to our Alert Service that you will be asked to provide us with personally identifiable information (your email address).

We only use this information to respond to your request or for internal marketing purposes.

We do not share cookies with third parties and we do not use third party supplied information about you to customise your browsing experience on our website.

Disclosure of your identity

We do not disclose the identities of our users unless we are legally required to do so.

We collect anonymous information when people use our site, even if they have not entered their personal details.

Cookies

Cookies are used by us to improve your experience when using our website and to track usage (for example what pages are being viewed) to help us understand how the site is being used. We do not use personal information in the cookies and do not track you personally, only the computer you are using. These can be session cookies which are deleted when you close your browser and/or persistent cookies which remain on your computer for a longer period of time.

To delete or stop cookies being placed on your computer refer to the help menu on your internet browser. In a few cases blocking cookies may reduce the functionality of our website or prevent access to it depending on your chosen browser options.

For more information about your rights, view: UK Information Commissioners Office ico.org.uk

How to change your cookie settings

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

  1. Click 'Customise and control Google Chrome' in the top right of the browser window
  2. Select 'Settings' from the menu
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the settings page and click the '+ Show advanced settings' link, additional options will appear
  4. Scroll to the 'Privacy' section of the page and click the 'Content Settings' button
  5. In the 'Cookies' section of the pop-up window select 'Block sites from setting any data' and check 'Block third-party cookies and site data'
  6. For further information on the other options available please consult the help menu.
Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click 'Tools' in the top menu of the browser window
  2. Select 'Options' from the menu
  3. Select the 'Privacy' tab at the top of the pop-up window
  4. In the 'History' section of the page, click the drop-down box and select 'Use custom settings for history', a series of check-boxes and options will appear
  5. To turn off all cookies, uncheck the 'Accept cookies from sites' option, then click 'OK' at the bottom of the pop-up window to save and close.
  6. Please refer to the help menu for more information on other cookie settings available.
Microsoft Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the 'Cog' icon in the top right of the browser window
  2. Select 'Internet Options' from the menu
  3. In the 'Internet Options' pop-up window select the 'Privacy' tab
  4. Click the 'Advanced' button
  5. In the 'Advanced Privacy Settings' pop-up window, check the 'Override automatic cookie handling' check-box, the other options will now be available
  6. For both 'First-party Cookies' and ' Third-party Cookies' select the 'Block' option, click OK to save your settings
  7. Click 'OK' in the 'Internet Options window to return to your browsing session
  8. For further information on options available please refer to the help menu
Safari

Safari

  1. Click the 'Cog' icon in the top right of the browser window
  2. Select 'Preferences' from the menu
  3. In the 'Privacy' pop-up window select the 'Privacy' tab
  4. In the 'Block cookies' section of the window, select the 'Always' option
  5. Close the 'Privacy' pop-up window to save your settings
  6. For more information please consult the help menu

Other Browsers

To change the cookie settings for browsers not listed above please refer to your documentation or online help files.