What are cookies?

Cookies record information about your online preferences. The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and maybe prepare customized pages for them. When you go to a website that uses cookies, you may be asked to fill out a form providing information such as your name and interests. This information is packaged into a cookie and sent to your web browser which stores it for later use. The next time you go to the same site, your browser will send the cookie to the web server. The server can use this information to present you with custom web pages. For example, instead of seeing just a generic welcome page you might see a welcome page with your name on it.

3rd Party Cookies

Origin Cookie name Purpose Discription
Social Networking c_user, csm, datr, locale, lu, s, xs Personalise the website Facebook connect cookies which allow you to share content with your social networks, express interest in content and connect with your social media networks

To delete Facebook cookies please visit http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=185360664848864

Google Analytics  __utma Website usage statistics Stores the amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit
__utmb and __utmc Website usage statistics Checks the duration of a visit: when a visit starts, and approximate end.
__utmz Website usage statistics  Stores the location of a visit.

To delete Google cookies please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

DYNSRV This cookie is used for load balancing on the web server. It expires after the current website session.

How do I turn cookies off?

Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website’s features. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

For further information on cookies and how to delete them, please visit www.aboutcookies.org .