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A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website. You can think of cookies as providing a “memory” for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
More information about cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked by us to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
- To recognise your computer when you visit our website;
- To track you as you navigate our website, and to enable the use of the member, community and transaction features on our website;
- To improve the website’s usability;
- To prevent fraud and improve the security of the website;
- To personalise our website for you, including targeting content which may be of particular interest to you.
First Party Cookies
Site Performance Cookies: This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on this website, so you don't have to re-set them each time you visit. For example, our servers may automatically record, and we may collect, information that your computer's browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as the home server of the user, portions of the website visited, Internet Protocol address, materials accessed or downloaded, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request(s), and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your computer's browser. Our servers do not record or recognise names or email addresses of the user.
Anonymous Analytics Cookies: Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don't, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.
Geotargeting Cookies: These cookies are used by software which tries to determine what country you are in from information supplied by your browser when it requests a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help target content.
Registration and Session Cookies: When you register with this website, we generate cookies that signal whether you are signed in or not. Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to a particular service. It also allows us to associate any comments you post with your username. If you have not selected 'remember me,' your cookies get deleted when you either close your browser or shut down your computer. While you are signed in to this website, we combine information from your registration cookies with analytics cookies, which we could use to identify which pages you have seen on this website as an individual.
Examples include allowing you to store your password so that you may access this website without having to enter certain authenticating information each time, or to enable you to see, track and/or store such information as your log in information, previous searches and/or research sessions, databases accessed, and other information.
Third Party Cookies
These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For the most popular browsers instructions on how to block cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/stop-cookies-installed
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to access member content or manage your membership.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:
For the most popular browsers instructions on how to delete cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/clear-cookies-installed
Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.