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Cookies

We use cookies mostly for Google Analytics, which is a program for measuring visits to our site.
By continuing to browse our web pages, you agree that we may use cookies for these purposes.

We do NOT use cookies to collect any personal information about you.

From May 26th 2012, EU e-privacy directive became part of UK law requiring websites to gain user consent for the use of tracking technologies, the most common of which are 'cookies'.

We use cookies on our website to store general information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains.

If you would like to change your cookie settings instructions are detailed below (please be aware that some websites may not function as normal if you set your set your cookie preference setting to 'high').

Alternatively, you may use the
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA) - to opt out of the visitor stats.

Cookies used on this site 

Cookie Purpose Time Period Provider
 .ASPXANONYMOUS This cookie is used to recognise unauthorised entities when authorisation is required.  69 days Asp.Net 
_utma

This cookie is used for Google Analytics. It is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

2 years Google Analytics 
 _utmb Used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts. 30 mins Google Analytics
 _utmc Used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit ends. expires on exit  Google Analytics
 _utmz Stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link) 6 months Google Analytics
 language Tracks the users preferred langauge (this is simply the browser default language). expires on exit DotNetNuke (the CMS)
 DotNetNukeAnonymous If you are identified as unauthorised this cookie assigns you a unique id. expires on exit DotNetNuke (the CMS)

What are cookies?
Cookies are nothing more than a simple text file. They are not executable programs, and consequently it is impossible for a cookie to contain a virus, or any other application. Cookies are also very small, and you run no risk of filling your hard drive with too many cookies.

How can I delete or disable cookies on my computer? 

Microsoft Internet Explorer users
Deleting cookies
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x and 6.x users can delete cookies by clicking the "View" menu, "Internet Options" and clicking the button "Delete Cookies."

Viewing cookies on your hard drive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x and 6.x users running Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 2000 can delete or view cookies on the hard disk drive by opening the "C:\Document and Settings\<user>
\cookies" folder, where <user> is the name is of your account used to log onto the computer.

Other Internet Explorer users may locate the cookies in one of these directories:

Windows 95 and 98 users - C:\Windows\Cookies
Windows NT users - C:\WinNT\Administrator\Cookies

Disabling cookies
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x users can disable or manage their cookie settings by clicking the "View" menu, "Internet Options", and selecting the "Privacy" tab.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x users can disable cookies by clicking the "View" menu, "Internet Options", "Advanced" and select "Never accept cookies" or "Warn me before accepting cookies."
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.x users can disable or warn for cookies by clicking the "View" menu, "Options", "Advanced" and select "Never accept cookies" or "Warn me before accepting cookies."

Enabling cookies
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x and above users can enable or manage their cookie settings by clicking the "View" menu, "Internet Options", and selecting the "Privacy" tab.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x users can enable cookies by clicking the "View" menu, "Internet Options", Advanced" and unselecting "Never accept cookies" or "Warn me before accepting cookies."
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.x users can enable cookies by clicking the "View" menu, "Options", "Advanced", and unselecting "Never accept cookies" or "Warn me before accepting cookies."

Mozilla Firefox users
Deleting cookies on your hard drive
Mozilla Firefox 1.0 users can delete the cookies on their hard disk drive by clicking the "Tools" menu, "Options", clicking the "Privacy" button, and under "Cookies" click the Clear button.

Disabling cookies
To disable Mozilla Firefox 1.0 cookies, click the "Tools" menu, "Options", clicking the "Privacy" button, and under "Cookies" uncheck the "Allow sites to set cookies" option.

Enabling cookies
To enable Mozilla Firefox 1.0 cookies, click the "Tools" menu, "Options", clicking the "Privacy" button, under "Cookies" check the "Allow sites to set cookies" option.

Google Chrome users
Click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar.
Select Settings.
Click Show advanced settings.
In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button.
In the "Cookies" section, you can change the following cookies settings:
Delete cookies
Block cookies by default
Allow cookies by default
Make exceptions for cookies from specific websites or domains

View further information about Google cookie settings

Netscape users
Deleting cookies on your hard drive
Netscape 7.x users can manage and delete cookies by clicking the "Tools" menu and then "Cookie Manager."

Disabling cookies
Netscape 4.x users can disable cookies by clicking the "Edit" menu, "Preferences", "Advanced", and select "Warn before accepting cookies." Netscape 7.x users can disable cookies by clicking the "Tools" menu and then opening the "Cookie Manager."

Enabling cookies
Netscape 4.x users can enable cookies by clicking the "Edit" menu, "Preferences", "Advanced", and unselect "Warn before accepting cookies." Netscape 7.x users can enable cookies by clicking the "Tools" menu and then opening the "Cookie Manager"

Opera users
Opera users can manage, disable, and enable their cookies by clicking the "File" menu, "Preferences", and selecting "Privacy."

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