A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about web site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.
Under the new EU directive which came into effect on the 26th May 2011 and will be enforceable from 26th May 2012 sites must now make the visitor aware of the cookies used and offer an option to disable them.
Without cookies it is highly likely that websites with cookies disabled will not provide the end user with a good online experience and in some cases areas of the site will not work. Nonetheless, as end users you have the right to review what is being stored on your computer.
This site respects the users right to privacy and as such provides below an audit of the cookies used and their purpose.
This site sets 5 Cookies.
4 of which are issued by Google Analytics:
_utma This is a permanent Cookie
_utmb This is a permanent Cookie
_utmc This is a session cookie and only lasts as long as you are on the site.
_utmz This is a permanent Cookie
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use a site. The information is used to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form on subjects such as the number of visitors to the site, the type of device used, screen resolution, browser type, how visitors arrived at the site and the pages visited.
The fifth cookie set is:
X-Mapping-kjicghkc This is a session cookie and only last as long as you are on the site.
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies Learn how to turn cookies off here. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites