Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|Cookie preference||sgm_session||This is a session token, a unique identifier, usually in the form of encrypted data that is sent from a server to a client to identify the current interaction session. The client browser stores/remember this hash value and sends the token as an HTTP cookie and sends it as a parameter in GET/POST queries. The reason to use session tokens is that the client only has to handle the identifier, all session data is stored on the server.|
|CSRF Security||csrf||This is a security token for 'Cross-site request forgery', a unique identifier, usually in the form of a hash that is sent from a server to a client to identify the valid visitor. The client browser stores/remember this hash value and sends the token as an HTTP cookie and sends it as a parameter in GET/POST queries.|
|Cookie banner||HideCookiesBanner||This cookie is used to control the appearance of the cookies information banner. This cookie is set on arrival to the site by default. It expires once you close this browser window and is not set again unless a user changes their cookie settings or click again on the close (x) link in the Cookie banner on next visit.|
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, set by Google Analytics service. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.|
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
|These cookies are used to store information about preferences of options select by visitors to check currency exchange rates, set by Google Finance service.|
How Can I Delete/Remove Cookies?
Cookies are maintained by your web browser, so the method for deleting them will vary depending on which browser you are using.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or 9.0
Select the 'Tools->Internet Options' menu item, and then click the 'Delete...' button under the 'General' tab. Check the 'Cookies' option, check/uncheck other options as required and click 'Delete'.
Note - the 'Tools' option can also be accessed by clicking the 'gear' icon in Internet Explorer's toolbar.
Firefox 7.0 and newer
Select the 'Tools->Options' menu item (may be under the Firefox button) and click on the 'Privacy' tab. Click the 'remove individual cookies' link, and you will be shown a list of all cookies stored by Firefox. You can select which cookies to delete and then press 'Remove Cookies', or you can simply click 'Remove All Cookies' to delete them all.
Select the 'Tools->Clear Recent History' menu item. Choose the time range you wish to clear, then check the 'Cookies' option, check/uncheck other options as required and click 'Clear Now'.
Google Chrome 5.0
Choose 'Options' on the 'Cutomsize and control' menu, then open the 'Under the Bonnet' tab. In the 'Privacy' section, click on the 'Clear browsing data...' button then check the 'Delete cookies and other site data' option and check/uncheck other options as required. Choose the time period you wish to clear and click 'Clear browsing data'.
Apple Safari 5.1
Choose 'Preferences...' on the 'Settings' or 'Edit' menu (Windows) or the Safari menu (MacOS), then open the 'Privacy' tab and click the 'Details...' button. Individual cookies can be deleted by selecting them and clicking 'Remove' or they can all be deleted by clicking 'Remove All'.
Note: If you delete all the cookies on your computer, some websites may require you to re-enter the information which was previously stored in their cookies.
Change cookie settings for this website
Use the link above to switch between allowing or not allowing non-essential cookies, eg Google Analytics, set by this site.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.