This page explains our policy for, and attitude to, cookies. The official bit follows below but the plain English summary is here:
Basically we don’t track anything personal about you and you’re effectively anonymous whilst on our web site.
We do track anonymous figures about our visitors like where they come from, how they arrive at our site and what pages they visit. By using this site you are giving your approval.
Your web browser has ways of blocking cookies so please read the relevant help section if you’re unhappy and not sure how to do this.
Direct/first party cookies
You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html
There are links to third-party web sites here. They may set ccokies and collect information about you.
http://www.aboutcookies.org/ – guide to deleting and controlling cookies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie – Wikipedia’s explanation of cookies
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2011/1208/made – the EU cookie law itself