What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of text only information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computers hard drive which records how you have used a website. Cookies are harmless files they cannot look into your computer and find information out about you or read material kept on your hard drive.

How we use cookies?

We use cookies to monitor how people use the Site in order to help us to provide you with a better service. Cookies make it easier for you to log on and use the website during future visits. They also allow us to personalise the content of the website for you.

Our website uses different types of cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

The cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. Read more about the individual analytical cookies we use and how to recognise them

http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html

COOKIE NAME EXPIRATION TIME DESCRIPTION
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gat 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.

You can read more about how these cookies work.
http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html

COOKIE NAME EXPIRATION TIME DESCRIPTION
login 30 days Used to distinguish users who have requested further information such as our Case Studies.
wordpress_test_cookie When the browsing session ends Used to check if the browser has cookies enabled.

Disabling cookies

If you do not want cookies downloaded onto your machine, you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However, you may not be able to use some of the features on our website without cookies.  The way in which you adjust your browser security settings varies from browser to browser.  To find out more on how to control your cookies visit this website or for Internet Explorer Version 7:

In your menu bar select Tools – Internet Options – Privacy – Select Advanced – Select Override automatic cookie handling, then select as appropriate from the options.