Each time your browser freshly visits this site, we attempt to send to your browser a session cookie – a long number, generated at the time of your fresh visit. When you close your browser your browser will usually delete this cookie. This session cookie allows us to record information relation to this particular visit, in particular if you have logged into the Member’s area or not. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
We collect and save information such as time of day, browser type, browser language, IP address and previous web address with each query. This is automatically gathered by the web server and is only used for system administration and to provide statistics to enable the Institution to evaluate use of the site. This information does not identify you personally. This information is only shared within the Institution.
When you complete one of our forms the information you enter is sent via email to the web master who forwards your message to the relevant Officer of the Institution. The Institution would not distribute that email outside of the Institution without the sender’s foreknowledge. Emails will be temporally stored in computers outside of the UK as part of the process of forwarding to Officers.