Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser on the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

Cookies are widely used to make websites work or to work more efficiently. They also provide information to website owners.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies – these are required for the operation of our website e.g. cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website including the ARC.
  • Analytical/performance cookies – these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, e.g. by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies – these are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences, e.g. your choice of region.
  • Targeting cookies – these cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose More information
_ga This cookie enables us to distinguish users and to count visitors to our website Analytics software, not personally identifiable
_gat This cookie also enables us to distinguish users and to count visitors to our website Analytics software, not personally identifiable
rradar-cookie This cookie is used to recognise you when you return to our website Displays cookie warning

Please note that third parties (including, for example, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services and social media sites such as Twitter) may also use cookies, and will have their own third-party cookie policies over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. You will need to review the respective cookie policies on these sites for further information.

Disabling/enabling cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

To find out more about the way in which cookies work, to check what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout