Cookies are small files that are sent to your computer’s hard drive by the web server and they enable our websites to remember who you are. Information from cookies may include information relating to your use of our websites, information about your computer, such as IP address and browser type, and demographic data.
Types of Cookies
Below you can find out about the cookies we use and why:
|Type of Cookie||Purpose|
|Authentication||This cookie is essential for a single user to login (using a username and password) and access the site. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.|
|Session||This cookie is a session cookie and essential for a user to subscribe to the site. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.|
|Performance||These cookies collect information about how a user browses our websites. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a user. The data collected is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. We use these cookies in conjunction with Google Web Analytics to enable us to improve user experience and navigation.|
|Cookie banner||This cookie controls the appearance of the cookies information banner. It is set on arrival to the site by default. It expires after a set amount of time and is not set again unless a user changes their cookie settings.|
|Country indicator||This cookie is used to store a selection made by a single user in the country filter and keep this selection across multiple visits to the site. It expires after a set amount of time and is not set again unless a user changes their cookie settings.|
|Other functionality cookies||These cookies allow the website to remember choices a user makes (such as user name and language) in order to improve the user experience. These cookies are used on our website for login-in and subscriber services functionality.|
|Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies||These cookies collect information about a user’s browsing habits in order to deliver more relevant adverts to the user. We drop third party advertising cookies through our email bulletins and web pages. These allow the delivery of more targeted ads through selected third-party partners. This targeting is based upon the content that you have viewed and is known as Online Behavioural Advertising. Please note that these cookies have no personal identifier information attached to them (such as email, telephone and name).|
|Site analytics||This cookie is used to identify repeat visits from a single user. It expires after a set amount of time and is not set again unless a user changes their cookie settings.|
|Site analytics||This cookie is used to track analytical data for a single user. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.|
The “Help” section on the menu bar of most internet browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.
You also can manage your cookies preferences using the following links for some of the most popular internet browsers:
- Internet Explorer cookies information
- Chrome cookies information
- Firefox cookies information
- Safari cookies information
- Opera cookies information
To find out more about cookies and about using your browser settings to control cookies please visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ or https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.
- Features such as Mozilla’s Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.
- Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists, which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.
- Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics.
You may also use the Internet Advertising Bureau’s website to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks: http://www.youronlinechoices.com.