We suggest consulting the ‘Help’ section of your browser or taking a look at the ‘About Cookies’ website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. We cannot use cookie data alone to identify you personally (e.g. they do not allow us to identify you by name or email address).
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task, Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested. Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and to ensure that there’s enough capacity on the servers to allow optimum delivery of the site
You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them. We have included some helpful links in the ‘Removing and disabling cookies’ section below.
We have tried to cover all cookies in this list that we or our service providers use. Please be aware that there may be a delay in updating this list. If you do notice any discrepancies please be sure to contact us at [email protected] and let us know.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Removing and disabling cookies
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, the following links will give you instructions on how to disable cookies for the most commonly used web browsers:
Your AD Choices
You can unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing [email protected]
All About Cookies
You are able to delete cookies that are stored on your computer. To find out how to delete cookies for the most commonly used web browsers please follow the link below:
If you would like more information about cookies, you may wish to visit All About Cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Third party cookies
Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the service is available and able to provide optimum delivery when you want it and helps us improve our service.