What are Cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows us or a third-party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the Website more useful to you.
Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies.
When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
- let you navigate and do things on our Website. In other words, some cookies are necessary for our Website to function.
- collect statistics – the information collected by cookies enables us to improve the Website through usage figures and patterns. For example, to see which pages of the Website are the most popular and how users are interacting with them.
- analyse how individuals interact with us so we can improve our Website.
- ensure that our Website is secure – for example, to make sure that personal information that you give to us does not fall into the wrong hands.
- suggest content for you based on the pages of our Website you have previously visited.
- allow our advertising partners to show you content on other sites based on how you use our Website.
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Website and we use different types of cookies to run the Website:
- Essential cookies: Some cookies are essential for the operation of our Website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify members and ensure they can access the member only pages. If a member opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content available.
- Performance Cookies: We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our Website and to monitor Website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the Website.
- Functionality Cookies: We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site (if you do so), and recall your customisation preferences, such as the latest version of a product that you saw. We may also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.
- Third-party cookies: In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics in relation to the Website, deliver advertisements on and through the Website, and so on.
We also follow a standard procedure of using log files. These files log information about visitors when they visit websites. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, time stamp and the referring page. The purpose of the information is for analysing trends and security.
Your choices regarding Cookies
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
Click on the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in:
There is software available which enables you to use settings that allow to you choose which cookies are set on your computer or mobile device, such as the Ghostery app.
You can also opt out of receiving cookies on the website for Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Find out more information about Cookies
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
- AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
- Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/
Updates to this Notice
We may update this notice and so we recommend that you check this notice regularly. We aim to notify you of any significant changes by way of a notice on our website or by contacting you directly when reasonably possible.