Cookies are locally stored text files, typically used to store web user data and website activity information, primarily to speed-up a user’s website experience.
Cookies can be used to perform a variety of functions on a website. In most situations they are necessary to the functionality of the website, such as handling user logins, e-commerce tracking etc. However, they can also be used to display targeted advertising. It’s this form of cookie use, that concerned the EU.
Whenever you request a page from our website, your IP address, browser and version, operating system and the site you came from are stored in a log file via Google Analytics and analytical software on the web server that hosts this website. This information cannot be used to identify a specific individuals and is only used for statistical purposes to help improve this site and provide accurate statistics to help us understand site usage.