Cookie Policy

Last modified: October 23, 2014

In order for this site to work properly, and in order to evaluate and improve the site we and other organizations may collect information by using small files and other tracking technologies on your computer (for simplicity we refer to all such technologies as “cookies”). By continuing to use this site, you agree to us and third party organizations using cookies as described below. You can opt out of the use of cookies by following the links below, though please bear in mind that if you do the performance and your enjoyment of our site may be affected.

There are a variety of cookies used on the site, mostly to improve the user experience and help us tailor content to user need.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit a site. The cookies mean that the site will remember you and how you’ve used the site every time you come back.

How Do We Use Cookies?

1. To analyse and improve your browsing experience (Analytics & Customisation cookies)

We like to understand which parts of our site are most popular to you and other users so we can make sure our content is relevant and of interest to you and other users.  We also like to keep an eye on how our site is performing.  We also like to simplify our site so that it remembers your preferences for your country, language and preferred currency.  Analytics and customization cookies help us do this.

Using browser settings to manage cookies

Most browsers will allow you to manage your cookies preferences e.g. have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or use it to disable cookies altogether. If you do decide to disable or delete them altogether some sites won't work as well as they rely on cookies to provide you with the service you have requested.

What Cookies Are in Place on

Google Analytics

__utma’ – This keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. (Expires after 2 years).
__utmb’ - A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site. (Expires after 30 minuties).
__utmc’ – A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site – having waited 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires. (Expires at end of session).
__utmz’ – This keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the site was accessed from. (Expires at end of session).

More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics and how to opt out are on the Google Analytics website – Click Here.

"MP_IS" – This cookie stands for MP – Industry Select. Remembers a visitor's industry preference and serves customized content and a tailored user-experience for current and future visits. (Expires after 1 year).

"MP_LANG" – This cookie is set by EasyLink® technology. Remembers a visitor's language selection and serves website content in selected language for current and future visits. (Expires after 1 year).

"MP_COUNTRY" - This cookie is set by EasyLink. Remembers a visitor's country selection and serves localized content for current and future visits. (Expires after 1 year).