We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our Site. We may collect information about your computer including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
This can also include using ‘cookies’ which contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
Cookies enable us to monitor website traffic and to aggregate this data to perform statistical analyses of the characteristics and behaviour of the visitors to our Site. This helps us to understand which areas of the Site are of particular interest and also which pages are not being requested. Cookies also enable us to deliver a better and more personalised service, for example by allowing us to:
- store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the Site according to your individual interests;
- speed up your searches; and
- recognise you when you return to the Site.
You can usually modify your browser to prevent this happening but this may mean that you are unable to use certain features on our site. The “Help” menu of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. For more information about cookies and how to stop cookies being installed or how to delete existing cookies from your hard drive visit the following website:http://www.allaboutcookies.org.