The use of cookies on our site

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

The list below lists the cookies that we use. They are simply used to track general traffic on our website and not in any way used to store personal information or for distribution.

  • (a) “exp_tracker”  this cookie keeps track of the last 5 pages you visited on the Site and allows us to redirect you to the page you were on before submitting a comment or sending us an email through a contact form;
  • (b) “exp_last_activity” this cookie contains the date of your last activity on the Site; and
  • (c) “exp_last_visit” this cookie is only relevant to registered users and contains data relating to the dates of your visits to the site;
  • (d) "__utma,  __utmb,  __utmc,  __utmz" finally, we use Google Analytics to allow us to analyse the traffic to our site and to review a number of statistics regarding our visitors.

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