A cookie is a small text file that is stored on an internet users computer and holds pieces of information. It is generated when a user visits a website. Without cookies, it would be extremely difficult for a website to securely remember a visitor shopping cart information, user preferences or future visit.
We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our users browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual directly.
The cookies in use on our site are for Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.
Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.
Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking Tools, Internet Options, Privacy, and selecting block all cookies using the sliding selector. In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking Tools, Options and Privacy.
Blocking cookies could have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites including ours.