IP addresses and cookies (from the GDST)
1. We may collect information about your computer including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
2. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve the Site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to:
2.1. estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
2.2. store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the Site according to your individual interests; and
2.3. recognise you when you return to the Site.