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How we use cookies

Read about cookies and how we use them on this website

1. About cookies

Cookies are simple ‘text files’, often containing only two pieces of information: a site name and a unique user ID.

Many websites upload a cookie to your computer when you visit them for the first time. Throughout your visit, and if you return, the cookie helps the site adjust how it treats you and the information you are shown – so you might not see the same thing every time you visit.

Cookies are also used to measure traffic to websites – giving site managers a better understanding of who uses a website and how.

Advertisers and other third-party organisations might also upload cookies to visitors’ computers to improve the relevance of the ads they display and to measure traffic.

This page explains the cookies we use on this site and how to remove those uploaded to your computer by advertisers and other third parties.


2. Cookies that help our website work better

Like most websites, at times we upload cookies to your computer to improve the service we offer our visitors. Below is a list of cookies we might use on this website.
ASP.NET Session - Helps us improve your visit to our site. Expires when you leave.

BuildPortal - Allows us to display personalised information matching settings made by you on previous visits. No personal settings or information are stored in the cookie.

Remember_Me - Allows us to keep you logged in when you return to our website. Expires after 5 days.

Save my form - Allows you to retrieve information you have added to a form. Not technically a cookie.

Tabs - Allows us to identify which tab you have selected and opened on a page. Does not remain on your computer.

3. Cookies to measure traffic to our website

To better understand who uses this website and how, we upload a ‘tracking cookie’ (small piece of code) to your computer on your first visit. We NEVER record your name or other personally identifiable information.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc to do this. Google Analytics sets a cookie to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on use of the website.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google might also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  By using the website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

4. Cookies set on behalf of advertisers

Cookies for advertisements on this website are automatically uploaded by a number of third-party providers (ad servers), including those listed below. You can use the links below to find out how to delete or reject these cookies.

247realmedia.com - www.247realmedia.com/EN-US/privacy-policy.html 

AdRevolver (BlueLithium-Yahoo!) - http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/adserving/

Advertising.com (AOL) - http://advertising.aol.com/privacy

Adviva.net (Specific Media) - www.specificmedia.co.uk/privacy.php

Atlas (atdmt) - www.atlassolutions.com/privacy

Doubleclick - www.doubleclick.com/privacy/index.aspx

MediaMind (Eyeblaster) - www.mediamind.com/Content.aspx?page=privacy_policy

Mediaplex (ValueClick) - www.mediaplex.com/mojo-privacy-statement

5. Other third-party cookies

Embedded photos and video content
We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. When you visit a page with such content, a cookie might be uploaded to your computer by the third-party website.

Sharing tools
Our website includes ‘Share’ buttons, making it easier for users to share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These networks might upload a cookie to your computer when you are also logged in to their service.

We do not control these cookies.  You should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.