What are ‘cookies’?
In simple terms a cookie is a small piece of information downloaded to your computer or mobile device when visiting a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
- estimate our general audience size and how they use our site
- recognise you when you return to our site
- estimate our audience size and patterns
- track the first and last pages you visit and your total number of visits to the website
- track how long you spend on any page existing within our website
- track the pages you visit on our website
- track how you came to access the website including keyword searches, search engine information and/or referrer
This website uses analytics cookies that collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All the information that these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.
Our website uses Google Analytics Cookies. Information collected by the Google Analytics cookies will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America in accordance with its privacy practices. To see an overview of privacy at Google and how this applies to Google Analytics, please click here. You may opt out of tracking by Google Analytics.
This is a list of the cookies set by this website, and highlights specifically what each is used for:
These cookies are used to track how users interact with the website. This information is used to compile reports and help us improve the website. The data collected by these cookies is anonymous and reports to us on which pages a user has visited, your location and how long you have interacted with our website.
Do I have to agree to cookies?
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser to enable, disable or delete cookies. You should read the information that came with your browser software (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility) to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.
Please note, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. If you do not change your browser settings and continue to use our websites we will infer that you have consented to us using cookies for the purposes set out below.
Where can I get more information?
To find out more on cookies generally and about how to restrict or block the cookies this site uses, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Our websites may feature embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.
Cookies that have been set in the past
If you have disabled one or more Cookies, we may still use information collected from them prior to you disabling them. However, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.