We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
- To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
- To store information about your preferences and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
- To speed up your searches.
- To recognise you when you return to our site.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
CANDDi is a website analytics application we use to understand how you are engaging with our website. In normal working usage CANDDi places two first-party cookies on a visitor’s machine
|_CAN_BId||This is the User Identification cookie. This holds a unique (32-character) reference which identifies this visitor each time that they return to your site||This cookie is held for a 10-year duration. In reality users upgrade their browsers (which clears their cookies) within this time.|
|CAN_FCld|| This is the User Identification cookie. This holds a unique (32-character) reference which identifies this visitor each time that they return to your site|| This cookie is held for a 10-year duration. In reality users upgrade their browsers (which clears their cookies) within this time.|
|CAN_SId||This is the Session Identification cookie. This holds a unique (32-character) reference which allows CANDDi to relate all the current tracking to a single Session||This cookie is held for 30-minutes|
CANDDi can also place some CAN_Store_xxx cookies. These are temporary cookies which CANDDi uses to ensure that the data which has been captured is recorded and transmitted to the CANDDi servers. These cookies are deleted after a positive response is received from the CANDDi tracking servers
This combination of cookies allows us to see what you do on our website and how often you return to the site. We cannot identify you as an individual unless you give us that information, or have given it to us in the past.