We only use 'cookies' to make sure transactions on our web site run smoothly, and to record general site usage statistics.
Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests and recognise you when you return to our site. These cookies are all anonymous (that is they don't hold personal information) and do not allow us to access your personal information.
The cookies hold only a sequential session identification number and, with the exception of Google Analytics cookies, are deleted at the end of the transaction. For Google Analytics to work we may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information which allows us to review and improve the site based on anonymous user statistics such as page visits and number of clicks. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may, depending on which parts of the site you access, obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer.