Cookies Information

Cookies on this website

Introduction

We use cookies and similar technologies ("cookies") on this website for various purposes. A cookie is a data file that a website sends to your browser, which then stores it on the device that you are using to browse the website.

How this site uses cookies

The main cookies used on this website are as follows:

Cookie Type Details
Analytics These cookies help us to improve this website over time, by giving us insights into how the various sections of the website are used and how users interact with the website. The information collected is anonymous and statistical.
Authentication These cookies are used to identify unique visitors to the website. If you log in to the website, these are the cookies that allow us to remember who you are so that we can provide you with access to pages personal to you, for example your account pages. These cookies help keep your visit to the site secure.
Session These are cookies that are designed to ensure that your visit to the website is as smooth as possible. Their main uses are:
  • Allowing us to identify your device as you use the website, so that you are not treated as a new visitor each time you go to another part of the website;
  • Ensure that the servers that we use to power the website each serve an equal number of users, to help make everyone's browsing as swift and responsible as possible;
  • Noting your browser's capabilities.

How to reject and delete them

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you do not have to accept cookies and you can, should you choose to at any time, reject or block the use of cookies and delete all cookies currently stored on your device. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking "help" on your browser's menu, or by visiting: www.allaboutcookies.org.

For example, in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 you can delete cookies by:

  • Selecting 'Tools/Internet Options'
  • Clicking on 'Delete' in the Browsing History section
  • Selecting 'delete cookies'

Options to accept, block, or require notification for the use of cookies are found under:

  • 'Tools/Internet Options/Privacy/Advanced'

Please be aware however that if you chose to block cookies you may not be able to access certain features of this web site.

For information on how to reject or delete cookies on the browser of your mobile device you may need to refer to your device's manual.

Tracking technologies that our marketing emails use

We send emails using a number of different services. Each service uses tracking technologies. We use this information primarily to understand what subjects are interesting to our readers, by monitoring whether our emails are opened and what links are clicked on by our readers. We then use this information to improve the emails that we send to you and the services that we provide.

If you do not wish to allow us to use these technologies, the best way to do this is to not enable images when you view our emails. In other words, only view the plain-text of the email.

In addition, each marketing email that we send to you will contain a link to details of the tracking technologies used for that specific email. If you click on the link you will be taken to the latest information and tracking-preference tools made available by the relevant email service.

If you do not allow us to use tracking technologies, this will stop us being able to take your preferences, as expressed by your email viewing behaviour, to help us improve the emails that we send to you over time. We will not be able to factor-in your email content preferences when creating further emails. We will also not be able to factor-in your preferences when considering what improvements to make to our services.

If you have any questions please contact us.