“Cookies” (i.e. small text files placed on your computer when you first visit the site) are used on some of our Websites. Most browsers now recognise when a cookie is offered and permit you to refuse or accept it. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, Privacy” and select “Block all cookies”.
Cookies are primarily used to enhance your online experience and are not used to track the navigational habits of identified visitors, unless we obtain your permission to do so. If you visit our sites to read or download information, such as news stories or articles, much of the information we do collect is statistical only (e.g., the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Website from which you linked directly to our site) and not personally identifiable. We use this information about the number of visitors and their use of the sites in aggregate form to make our sites more useful and attractive to you.