Cookies and how we use them
A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to the web browser, which enables the web server to collect information from the browser.
We use the following types of cookie:
(1) strictly necessary cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. We use these cookies for purposes such as allowing you to access secure areas of the website.
(2) Analytics / performance cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. They do not collect information that identifies you as a visitor to our website. We only use this information to improve how our website works and not to target you with advertising. We may use these cookies to assess the effectiveness of pay-per-click affiliate advertising, but we do not use them to pass your personal information to advertisers or to target you for advertising.
(3) Functionality / Service cookies remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) to provide enhanced, more personal features. We use these cookies to remember changes you have made to text size and other parts of web pages you can customise.
(4) Targeting cookies or advertising cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. We do not use these cookies on our websites.
You can delete cookies previously sent by us from your computer and set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. Information on how to do this can be accessed via the help function on your browser.
Please note that if you change your privacy settings to reject cookies we may not be able to provide you with subscription services that have a log-in procedure.
We have no access to third party cookies and third party organisations have no access to ours. Other than allowing the third party cookies to be served we have no part to play in the use of these cookies although we may obtain statistical information from them about advertising on our site. The third party organisations that place cookies have their own strict privacy policies.
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. However, switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which the website operates.
Managing Cookie Preferences
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this look at the “help” menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.
If you would prefer to just restrict third party cookies, visit youronlinechoices.com or click on the AdChoices logo that you will see in the corner of advertisements that carry behavioural targeting cookies.