IP addresses and cookies
1.1 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.
1.2 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 sites and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
- 1.2.1 to estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
- 1.2.2 to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our sites according to your individual interests.
- 1.2.3 to speed up your searches.
- 1.2.4 to recognise you when you return to our sites.