What is a cookie?
A "cookie" is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your device, be it a computer, tablet or smartphone, to help websites remember who you are as well as information about your visit.
Which cookies are used on this website?
The cookies used on our website can be categorised as follows:
Some of the cookies used on our website are essential for us to allow you to use the site in the way you wish. The most obvious example of this is the cookie we use to manage your cookie preferences.
Analytics cookies are used on our website to help us gain an understanding of how you are using our website. These cookies tell us how often you visit our site and how you are using it. They are crucial in helping us to improve our website and your experience when visiting. The table below provides more information on the analytics cookies we use:
Google provides anonymised data about visits made to our website.
Statcounter provides anonymised data about visits made to our website.
Third Party Cookies
These cookies help us make it easier for you to share content directly on social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
Google also stores cookies, which enable social sharing through the G+ button.
Facebook stores cookies to enable social sharing. These are only stored once the "Like" button has been clicked.
Twitter stores cookies to enable social sharing. These are only stored once the "Tweet" button has been clicked.
Disqus may place cookies to enable you to comment on content.
Most websites have adverts and cookies are used to make these as relevant as possible by collecting information about the types of things that interest you. Leaving these cookies switched on will not increase the number of adverts you see, it will simply mean that the ones that do display will be more relevant to you.
Google, via doubleclick.net, may place cookies for the purposes of interest based advertising.
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How to manage your preferences
You can view and manage the cookies we set on this website at any time by visiting our Cookie Preferences page.
We do not control third party cookies so if you wish to manage cookies from a third party, you must manage these directly with them. You can find out how to do this in the section on Third Party Cookies above.
If you change your mind about your cookie preferences you can always revisit our page here or the relevant third party's website to change your preferences.
Remember that disabling cookies may impact the functionality of our website and in turn your experience of using the website.