What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files written to your device when you visit this website. They help the website to remember your preferences or monitor your activity during your visit.
What do our cookies do?
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Continuously improve our website for you
- 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
- Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
Our own cookies
- Remembering your search settings
- Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
- Enabling you to stay logged in
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Visitor Statistics Cookies
The information collected by statistics cookies is anonymous. No personal details are collected.
We offer share buttons enabling you to share articles with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. These third party tools generate their own cookies and will track your activity for their own statistics and for targeted adverting. The type and amount of information collected by each of the buttons will depend on your preferences on each of the social sites you are sharing with. If in doubt, please do not use the share buttons.
Turning Cookies Off
Non essential cookies can be switched off in your preferences, using the button in the bottom right hand corner.
It is possible to configure your browser to reject all cookies, but this will likely result in this and many other websites not working properly.
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.