to measure visitor traffic to our website and their usage patterns
to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our website according to your individual interests
to speed up your searches
to recognise you when you return to our website.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
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||This cookie is created when a user connects to a PHP application within this site and will expire when the user closes their browser. This cookie is essential for use of forms on our site to store the session id of the users current session.
||Click here for a detailed description of PHP session cookies
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To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You are always free to decline such cookies, if your browser permits, or to ask your browser to indicate when a cookie is being sent. You can also delete cookie files from your computer at your discretion.
To disable cookies, please see links to the following websites for the procedures to follow to view and disable cookies on your computer:
Internet Explorer, Cookies on Internet Explorer
Netscape, Cookies on Netscape
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"), to gather statistics on our website. The statistics we gather help us to provide a better web service for the visitors. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Googles website.
The Commission will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual.
You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute "personal data" for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003.