Cookies are small files that are stored by your web browser as you use the web. They are designed to hold a tiny amount of data to allow websites to do things like remembering your settings, whether you have previously registered your details or not or whether you have visited the site before.
Registering details for downloads
Cookies are essential to our download mechanism. They allow the site to remember that you have previously registered your details when browsing around the site.
In common with most websites, we use a system to measure the amount of traffic to our site. We use Google Analytics for this.
These allow us to understand things like how many people have viewed our site in a given period, how often people visit and what the most popular types of content are. We use this information to help us improve the site in lots of ways. For example, we may realise something we think is a particularly good bit of content is not being viewed as often as we would expect, we may then decide to make that content easier to find via the site navigation options. While the information processed through Google Analytics is anonymous.
Social Networks and Sharing Sites
On most pages on this site you will see buttons that allow you to share items of interest through Social Networks. These include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. These buttons may also create cookies within your browsers.
How to manage cookies
You have several options to allow you to block or delete cookies that are created by this and other websites.
All major browsers allow you to manage the cookies that they accept and store. To find out how to use these options please follow the appropriate link for you browser:
Additional information about the technical aspects of cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.