Cookies are pieces of information of small sizes that are issued to a user’s computer when they visit a website. These cookies store and sometimes track information about the user’s use of a given website. A number of cookies that are used last only for the duration of the web session and expire when the user closes their browser. Other cookies are used to remember the user when they return to the website and will last longer. Although cookies do identify a user's computer, they do not personally identify users.
Essential session management: Creating a specific log-in session for a visitor to our website in order that the site remembers that a visitor is logged in and that their page requests are delivered in an effective, secure and consistent manner.
Recognizing when a visitor to the website has visited before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to the website and allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get.
Recognizing when a visitor to the website is a registered member.
Logging information from the user’s computer including the existence of cookies, their IP address and information about their browser program to allow diagnosis of problems, administration and tracking of usage of the website.
Customizing elements of the form and content of the pages of the website.
Collecting statistical information about how visitors use the website in order to incorporate improvements.
Some of the cookies used by our website are set by Bilimbe, and some by or with the help of third parties who deliver services on behalf of Bilimbe. Third parties are involved to help Bilimbe collect performance and measurement statistics about the website. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. But, users are free to set the browser to disable cookies and to notify users when they receive a cookie, giving them the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. Please note however, that by blocking or deleting cookies used on the website, users may not be able to take full advantage of the website as it may impair use of or prevent access to some areas, including taking advantage of special offers and vouchers. If users do leave cookies turned on, it is important to sign off when the task is finished if a shared computer is used.