Automated collection of information – The website may collect personal information and other data about you from your computer as you browse or otherwise interact with our websites. The various mechanisms used include server logs, proxy logs, and cookies.

Cookies – A cookie is a package of data which a website requests be stored temporarily on your computer (or in memory) to identify you as a visitor to that website. The information collected by these various mechanisms includes:
(a) the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the machine which has accessed the website;
(b) the dates and times of each interaction on the website;
(c) the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
(d) sometimes, the previous site visited and the type of browser used.

Cookies may also store the following information: session (numbered key) and duration. A numbered key is a unique server-generated number used to identify the current session. The session key can be linked back to a user’s login identification. Unique identifiers are also used to store information about users’ preferences, to enable the dynamic display of the site according to your preferences when you return.

Cookies on – The website uses the data collected for statistical and business purposes such as diagnosing a fault and improving our services or when required to, for investigations. The data is generally not accessible except to authorised ICT staff for these purposes. Information which is automatically collected may be published as aggregated (de-identified) information to assist with improving the services offered by the website.

Permission to use cookies – By visiting us and allowing cookies in your browser settings, you are giving us the permission to use cookies on our website.

Cookie settings – You can choose to disallow cookies by changing settings on your web browser. However, if you reject all cookies you may not be able to use some of the services offered by our website.