Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They’re used for many things, such as remembering whether you’ve visited the site before, so that you remain logged in, or to help us work out how many new websites visitors we get each month. They contain information about the use of your computer but don’t include personal information about you (they don’t store your name, for instance)
This policy explains how cookies are used on our website and, below, how you can control the cookies that may be used on this site.
We set up cookies on our site and some are also set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note however, that by blocking or deleting cookies used on our website you may not be able to take full advantage of all we offer.
We have described the main cookies we use and what we use them for below:
|ASP.NET_SESSIONId||This session cookie tells us that you are actively using our site. This way we can always know, at any given time, how many users we have visiting.|
|Session||This tells us whether you are logged into our site.|
|.ASPXAUTH||This cookie is used to store an encryption key of a user’s authentication after login so that you remain authenticated during your session on our website.|
|Domain based cookies||On most of our sites we will set a cookie which will have the name of the site you are currently on as its name. This is to ensure that as you travel around the site your journey is seamless|
|directory-companysearchresultscriterion||This cookie is used to temporarily store details of directory searches you have performed to improve the accuracy of your results|
Third Party Cookies
Certain cookies are either set by third parties on the website or these are set by us using the third parties cookie code. More information about cookies placed by third parties and how to restrict or block their cookies can be accessed by following the link to their website.
|Cookie name||Purpose||More Information|
|AddThis/X-Graph||AddThis helps us to integrate social media sharing tools into our website such as facebook or twitter and to measure the effectiveness of these sharing tools||AddThis opt-out|
In addition to cookies, tracking gifs may be set by us or third parties in respect of your use of the website. Tracking gifs are small image files within the content of our site or the body of our newsletters so we or third parties can understand which parts of the website are visited or whether particular content is of interest.
NB: This list may not be exhaustive and may change over time.
How to manage cookies
You have several options to allow you to block or delete cookies that are created by this and other websites.
All major browsers allow you to manage the cookies that they accept and store. To find out how to use these options please follow the appropriate link for your browser:
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