Last updated: 26th November 2020
What are cookies?
Cookies set by us are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than us are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Website (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.
Cookies can’t harm your computer and can recognise your computer. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies.
We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored although this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the Website’s functionality.
For more general information on cookies, see this article on HTTP cookies.
Also, from time to time we test new features or offers and make subtle changes to the way that the website is displayed. When we are testing new features, test cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience while on the Website and to allow us to understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this Website that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work social media websites including Facebook, twitter, and google+, will set cookies through our website which may be used to enhance your profile on their website or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this Website. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they are needed to provide a service that you use.
The cookies we set
Cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
Our Website offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
When you submit data to us through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
In order to provide you with a great experience we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this Website runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page on the Website.
The specific types of cookies served through our Website are described below:
Cookies help you to get the most out of our Website. If you disable the cookies you may find that certain sections of our Website don’t work at all (for example, you may have difficulty viewing subscription only articles) or don’t work as well as you have come to expect. However, in case you want to disable cookies, you have the following options:
Website Cookie Preference Tool: You can exercise preferences about what cookies are served on our Website by visiting our cookie settings preference centre. You can also exercise your Website cookie preferences by visiting the TRUSTe preference centre by clicking this link: http://preferences-mgr.truste.com/.
Do Not Track: Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our Websites do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. We take privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit All About Do Not Track.
If you would like to learn more about cookies in general, or how to disable targeted advertising cookies, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu.
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