Privacy and cookies policy

Introduction

This website logs the user’s IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server.

We will not collect any information about you except that required for conducting business with you, or system administration of the Web server. The information collected will not be sold or rented; nor will it be shared with third parties.

Our use of cookies

Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. We use cookies to collect information about your activity on the website. Cookies do not contain any personal information. Cookies are used for specific purposes and these are outlined on this page.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through “Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them”

Cookies for implementing authenticated access

The site uses the following cookies to implement the login feature of the website.

  • Name: JSESSIONID
    Typical content: randomly generated number
    Expires: At the end of the browsing session
  • Name: seenTutorial
    Typical content: Y (indicates user has read the brief tutorial on first page load)
    Expires: 1 year

Summary of terms

Browser

Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

Cookie

Message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser at a location on the user’s hard disc. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. Cookies are often used to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests.

IP (Internet Protocol)

All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.

IP address

If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this: 198.184.98.9

Web Server

Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.