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We may use information we hold and cookies to identify your individual website behaviour, searches, preferences, facilitate your activities on our website(s) and provide you with services and offers. For example:-
What cookies are used on this website?
This is a session cookie used to preserve data across subsequent accesses. It is a temporary cookie that remains in the cookie file of your browser until you close the browser. It is mainly used to maintain your identity.
Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
How to enable and disable cookies using your browser?
Google Chrome Click on the 'wrench' icon on the browser (usually found top-right corner) to open the tools menu From the tools menu select 'Options' Click the 'Under the Hood' tab from the menu on the left. In the 'Privacy' section, select the 'Content settings' button To enable cookies: select 'Allow local data to be set' option To disable cookies: select 'Block all cookies' option Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet Options' In the options window navigate to the 'Privacy' tab To enable cookies: Set the slider to 'Medium' or below To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Mozilla Firefox Click on 'Tools' at the browser menu and select 'Options' Select the Privacy panel To enable cookies: Check 'Accept cookies for sites' To disable cookies: Uncheck at 'Accept cookies for sites' Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
Opera Click on 'Setting' at the browser menu and select 'Settings' Select 'Quick Preferences' To enable cookies: check "Enable Cookies" To disable cookies: uncheck "Enable Cookies" Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
Safari on OSX Click on 'Safari' at the menu bar and select the 'Preferences' option Click on 'Security' To enable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Only from site you navigate to' To disable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Never' Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html