What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address

Cookies

We use cookies to improve the user’s experience of the website and to gather information about the use of the site. No personal information is being collected.

What’s a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file received and stored by your browser. Information in the cookie makes it possible for a website to recognise a specific browser installation and thus to send individualised  information to this installation. A cookie can contain text, numbers, dates etc. but it does not hold any personal information. A cookie is not a program and it cannot contain a virus.

How to avoid cookies

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set up your browser so as to block all cookies, delete existing cookies from your computer’s hard disk drive or issue a warning before any new cookie is downloaded. Please consult your web browsers Help function for instructions on how to do this.

What’s the lifetime of a cookie?

A cookie’s lifetime varies depending on the purpose for which it has been created. Some cookies disappear as soon as the browser is being shut down (temporary cookies) while others can live on for several months (permanent cookies). Many providers specify a 12 or 24 months lifetime on advertisement, statistics and contents related cookies.

Cookies with a specified lifetime will have a new expiration date set each time the site to which a cookie is related is revisited.

You can always force immediate deletion of the cookies on your computer. Please consult the web browsers Help function for instructions on how to do this.

Cookies used on this website

We make a distinction between cookies sent by our website, (first party cookies) and those sent by the website of one of our partners, e.g. Google Analytics (third party cookies). In most browsers it is possible to define settings that control the acceptance of cookies on the computer.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

 

Third party cookies

  1. Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses cookies to gather statistics about our website, e.g. the number of visits, the number of clicks, time spent on the website etc. Google Analytics deposits the following third party cookies at our website:

utma cookie – This is a permanent cookie used to track the number of visits to the website, date first visited and date last visited. The cookie does not make user identification possible.

utmb and utmc cookies – These are temporary cookies. These two cookies form a pair, which is used to calculate time spent on the website. _utmb expires when a session ends, while _utmc lives on for 30 minutes after the session has ended. A cookie has no information about when you actually leave a website or shut down the web browser. Therefore, it waits 30 minutes to see if further pages are being shown before declaring a session ended.

utmz cookie – This cookie typically lives for 12 hours. The cookie tracks the origin of the visitor, e.g. which search engine was used and what search criteria were used.

  1. Twitter

Twitter cookies can be introduced by the Twitter follow button or timeline. For more information visit http://twitter.com/privacy

  1. Vimeo

Vimeo can be introduced by any videos on the website. For more information please visit https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Log files/IP addresses

When you visit our Web Sites, we automatically log your IP address (the unique address which identifies your computer on the internet) which is automatically recognised by our web server. We use IP addresses to help us administer our Web Sites and to collect broad demographic information for aggregate use. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information.

Cookie Preferences

If you would like more information on managing cookies in your browser including how to opt out of receiving cookies please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.