Cookies

What is a cookie?

A "cookie" is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your device, be it a computer, tablet or smartphone, to help websites remember who you are as well as information about your visit.

Most websites use cookies and on our website, cookies (including 'Flash cookies') are used in the way described so that we can provide you with a better and more personalised experience of our website.

Which cookies are used on this website?

The cookies used on our website can be categorised as follows:

Essential
Some of the cookies used on our website are essential for us to allow you to use the site in the way you wish. The most obvious example of this is the cookie we use to manage your cookie preferences.

Analytics
Analytics cookies are used on our website to help us gain an understanding of how you are using our website. These cookies tell us how often you visit our site and how you are using it. They are crucial in helping us to improve our website and your experience when visiting. The table below provides more information on the analytics cookies we use:

Cookie

Purpose

Detail

Privacy policy

Google

Analytics

Google provides anonymised data about visits made to our website.

www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Statcounter

Analytics

Statcounter provides anonymised data about visits made to our website.

www.statcounter.com/about/legal/#privacy


Third Party Cookies
Some of the cookies that are stored on your device when using our website are placed by third parties. They are used in order for a third party to provide us with a service or enable some functionality on the site. Since they are provided by third parties, we do not have control over them. Below, you can find out what these cookies are used for and the privacy policy for each, within which you will find information about how to manage them.

Social Sharing
These cookies help us make it easier for you to share content directly on social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Third Party

Purpose

Detail

Privacy policy

Google

Social Sharing

Google also stores cookies, which enable social sharing through the G+ button.

www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Facebook

Social Sharing

Facebook stores cookies to enable social sharing. These are only stored once the "Like" button has been clicked.

www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Twitter

Social Sharing

Twitter stores cookies to enable social sharing. These are only stored once the "Tweet" button has been clicked.

www.twitter.com/privacy

Disqus

Comments

Disqus may place cookies to enable you to comment on content.

www.docs.disqus.com/help/30/


Interest-Based Advertising
Most websites have adverts and cookies are used to make these as relevant as possible by collecting information about the types of things that interest you. Leaving these cookies switched on will not increase the number of adverts you see, it will simply mean that the ones that do display will be more relevant to you.

Third Party

Purpose

Detail

Privacy policy

Google

Interest-based advertising

Google, via doubleclick.net, may place cookies for the purposes of interest based advertising.

www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Audience2Media

Interest-Based Advertising

Audience2Media may use cookies to collect data for the purposes of interest-based advertising.

www.audience2media.com/privacy.php

Prefer Digital Advertising

Interest-Based Advertising

Prefer Digital Advertising may use cookies to collect data for the purposes of interest-based advertising.

www.openx.com/about/privacy-policy


How to manage your preferences

A bar should have appeared at the top of your screen when you first visited this site notifying you about our cookies and inviting you to manage your preferences. If you did not change your preferences at that stage, we assume that you consent to the use of cookies.

You can view and manage the cookies we set on this website at any time by visiting our Cookie Preferences page.

We do not control third party cookies so if you wish to manage cookies from a third party, you must manage these directly with them. You can find out how to do this in the section on Third Party Cookies above.

If you change your mind about your cookie preferences you can always revisit our page here or the relevant third party's website to change your preferences.

Remember that disabling cookies may impact the functionality of our website and in turn your experience of using the website.