Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files which are saved in your browser’s memory or on your computer when you visit most websites. They can help to speed things up for when you next visit by remembering information such as which parts of the site you visit, what you like and what’s most relevant to you. They DO NOT remember any personal data or confidential information about you.

How does our website use cookies?

Session cookies

These account for the majority of cookies used, but they only last for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. No data is collected which could personally identify you however we store and collect your unique ID which tracks your visit from page to page. This is so we can ensure that you remain signed-in as you move around the site and keep your session open when downloading from us.

Persistent cookies

These last beyond your current visit. We use Google Analytics to gauge how popular our site is and to track visitor trends over time. Google Analytics uses a cookie to help track which pages you access. Your computer’s IP address is used to determine where in the world you are accessing the site from, and to track your page visits within the site. Again, no data is collected which could personally identify you. The advertisements running on the website may also use cookies to ensure that you are being shown relevant ads, to prevent you from seeing the same ad too often or to show you ads based on your general location.

Third party websites

With the rise of social media and other related websites, we embed content from YouTube within our website. Third party websites like Facebook or Twitter may also use cookies, so please refer to their Privacy Polices (published on their websites).

Don’t want to use cookies?

We advise that you leave cookies enabled whilst visiting, otherwise you may find that parts of our site no longer work, including accessing your member profile and downloading our software, mappings, etc.

However, if you choose, you can block all cookies by altering the settings in your web browser (refer to your browser’s help section). Alternatively, you could just block third party cookies (Google Analytics) which will not impact your browsing experience.

Other information

We have published this Cookie Policy as part of our work to implement Article 5 (3) of the e-Privacy Directive which came into force on 25th May 2011.

For more information on how cookies work and can be managed, please refer to The Interactive Advertising Bureau’s guide at www.allaboutcookies.org.