Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.
- Make our website work as you would expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- 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 (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
- 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
- Remembering your search settings
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video.
So you can easily Like or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:
- Share This buttons provide us with lots of sharing buttons all in one neat package
- Twitter, We use the official twitter buttons on various places throughout the site
- 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 collect visitor statistics using:
Google Analytics allows us to understand where our visitors have come from, how they arrived and what they were interested in while they were visiting our site. By collecting that information we can determine what content user like or dislike and how they want to interact with our site. This then allows us to make continual improvements to the site to provide a better user experience.
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 ours and a large proportion of the worlds websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. The method for enabling and disabling cookies will depend on which browser you use. Here are the most common browser types and links to their instructions on controlling cookies:
Internet Explorer -
Google Chrome -
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.