New legislation came into effect on 26 May 2011 that changed the rules on cookie use by websites.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They 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.
Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through browser settings. More information about cookies, including how to block and/or delete them, via a range of common browsers, can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site.
We also use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our site. The Google Analytics cookies help us to improve our site. The cookies collect the information in anonymous form.
This information will provide us with general information about the users of our website, providing us a better understanding of user requirements. We will not attempt to attribute such traffic information to anything that is personally identifiable.
Additionally, information relating to the Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser and operating system may be observed.
The cookies we use
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
What happens if I don't want to accept your cookies?
If you don't wish to accept our cookies you will not be able to use some parts of our website including logging in and ordering searches.
How do I delete cookies?
You can also clear our cookies using the button below.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.