The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by The Privacy and Communications (EC Directive)(Amendment) Regulations 2011 cover the use of cookies and similar technologies for storing information and accessing information stored on a user's equipment such as their computer or mobile.

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a computer or other device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

Use of Cookies
For technical reasons, we use session cookies on our website, which are stored on your hard disk for the duration of the link. We also use session cookies to retrace usage behaviour in anonymised form. The anonymised usage data is recorded, processed and used only in order to gear our website to users' needs. These session cookies are not used to collect any personal information about you. Session cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you leave our website or the dialog is ended. When using our website, you can decide whether you wish to accept or decline these cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, if session cookies are disabled on your browser, you may not be able to use certain features or sections of our website.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Type Name Purpose/Content
ASP Session Cookie ASPSESSIONIDACSTTTSC This is an ASP session cookie that is opened by ASP to allow for the possibility of storing data within the user's session.
Persistent Cookie Webtrends Cookie Webtrends sets a persistent cookie that does not collect any user personal data. It is used to build up a profile of a user’s website usage to establish common surfing patterns and to recognise returning visitors from information that is not personal data.

By using our website you agree that we can place cookies on your computer or other device.

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If you share the use of a computer, accepting or rejecting the use of cookies will affect all users of that computer.

We use cookies on our websites to improve your experience as an internet user, and to optimise our online services. They comprise cookies that are required for technical purposes, and without which the website functionality could not be guaranteed. We also employ cookies to carry out statistical evaluations of the reach of our websites. These evaluations are anonymised. You can find further information on the cookies we use, and ways to object to the use of cookies for statistical evaluations, in our cookie guidelines.