Applicability of the Policy
What is a Cookie
- A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. These are files that would be placed in your system’s hard drive and are intended to improve your experience of the Site, by enabling USL to track your usage and preference, advertisement and links that you visit and other usage data.
- A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Most cookies USL uses are limited to a session, which mean they will be automatically deleted when your session closes. You may decline these cookies by changing your browser settings, if permitted, however do note that this may impact certain features of the Site or your experience in using the Site. Information about enabling and disabling cookies is provided in greater detail below.
Types of Cookies Used
- Preference Cookie – At your request we may place a cookie to remember your preferences so that you do not need to re-enter your details (country/age and language preferences) on our gateway page. This is not suitable if you share your computer with someone else.
- Social Sharing Cookie – This is a cookie that identifies you with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter and allows interaction between your activity on social networking sites and on our Site through your direction, and makes your transition between the sites more seamless.
- Site Analytics - We use Google Analytics to help analyse use of our website. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the Site and to compile statistical reports on website activity. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
- Session Cookies - We use session cookies, which are temporary cookies that aid the user journey around the Site, and will remember preferences you have selected during the session. These cookies are deleted as soon as you leave the site.
- Content Management Cookies – These are cookies required by the Site for the content management system to work.
- Template Preference Cookies – These cookies are necessary for mobile sites and enable the site to look and feel the way it is intended to.
Disabling and Enabling Cookies on the Site
- You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our Site if cookies are disabled.
- There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or the help screen to learn more about these functions. For example, in Internet Explorer, you can go to the Tools/Internet options/Security and Privacy Tabs to adapt the browser to your expectations. If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences. Some modern browsers have a feature that will analyse website privacy policies and allow a user to control their privacy needs. These are known as 'P3P' features (Privacy Preferences Platform). You can also easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:
- open 'Windows Explorer'.
- Click on the 'Search' button on the tool bar.
- Type "cookie" into the search box for 'Folders and Files'.
- Select 'My Computer' in the 'Look In' box
- Click 'Search Now' Double click on the folders that are found.
- 'Select' any cookie file
- Hit the 'Delete' button on your keyboard
- If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select 'cookies' in the 'Help' function on your browser for information on where to find your cookie folder.