There are several types of cookie that are used to keep track of information needed by a site user as they travel from page to page within a website.
First Part Cookies
Cookies can be used to track internet activity after the user has left a website. These are normally facilitated by organisations external to the website being visited and are generally known as ‘third-party’ cookies. They usually have a long lifetime with several months being quite common. They are ‘harvested’ and ‘refreshed’ whenever the user visits a page where the same or a similar cookie is being used.
We currently use Google Analytics to measure and analyse visitor information related to our web site. For that purpose, your IP address, Internet traffic data and data on your browser type and PC are collected using several cookies.
Third Party Cookies
The domain specified in the cookie relates to the cookie’s owner, who has set the cookie. These are first-party cookies.
These are used to analyse our members’ browsing for future improvements and to provide certain useful functions such as storing your login details.
Microsites are collections of webpages created as a discrete entity within a larger website. Microsite pages are usually related by content on a similar topic known as a microsite. They often have a different domain name from the parent website and content for microsites may be provided by specialist organisations.