Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit 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 and to therefore improve the user experience when using that website.
You can find more general information about cookies at:
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Determining if you are logged in or not
- Remembering your search settings
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functionality offered by these third parties
So you can easily “Like” or “Share” our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site for a number of websites. If you do take the opportunity to share, then you may well be sent cookies from the relevant website. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Cookies are set by:
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of a large proportion of the world’s websites (including ours) as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
The links below provide information on disabling cookies in the most common internet browsers:
Managing Cookies in Google Chrome
Managing Cookies in Mozilla Firefox
Managing Cookies in Microsoft Explorer
For other internet browsers, please refer to the relevant product documentation or website.
The following links provide information on limiting the use of advertising cookies on your PC.EU based Network Advertising Initiative: Your Online Choices
US based Digital Advertising Alliance: Aboutads.info/choices or
Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices
Remember: turning off behavioural advertising does NOT mean that there will no more advertising appearing during your use of the internet. However, the advertising that you do see is likely to be less relevant to your interests.