Privacy and cookies
- Make our website work as you'd expect
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient
- Collect any personally identifiable information
- Collect any sensitive information
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
Our site uses the following cookies
exp_tracker: this cookie temporarily keeps track of the last 5 pages you visited on the site. This information allows the site to redirect you to the page you were on before activities such as submitting a comment or sending an email through the contact form. It is a ‘session’ cookie, meaning it expires as soon as you close your browser.
exp_last_activity and exp_last_visit: these cookies store the dates of your last activity on the site. exp_last_visit is only relevant to registered users — if you are browsing the site as a guest, this cookie will be set to a date in the past. These are ‘persistent’ cookies, which do not automatically expire when you close your browser.
exp_css_skin: if you have made any display choices (for example to select a high-visibility layout for visually impaired visitors) this persistent cookie is used to remember your choice next time you visit.
Our website uses Google Analytics to collect aggregated statistical information as above. We also use AddThis to share content to other sites (e.g. twitter). We have enabled Google Analytics Advertising features in order to gather information on visitor demographics to help us cater our guidance to suit the needs of our audience. This information will be kept confidential and sold on to third parties. You can opt out of Google Analytics Advertising Features through Ads Settings, Ad Setting for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI’s consumer opt out). Alternatively you can download Google’s Opt-out browser Add-on.
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting them. Alternatively you can browse the internet using 'private browsing' ('incognito mode' in Chrome) if you do not want your website visits or downloads to be recorded in your browsing and download histories. Any cookies created while in incognito mode are deleted after you close all incognito windows.