Cookie policy

The Privacy and Electronic Communications regulations 2003 cover the use of cookies and similar technologies for storing information and accessing information stored on a user's equipment such as their computer or mobile.

What are cookies?

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier.

What cookies are used on this website?

We collect cookies for analytics purposes. They let us know what areas of website content are popular and how people are using the site. This information is anonymous – we don’t collect anything that would identify a user. We use this data to build up a picture of how the site is performing and to inform us where improvements could be made.

We use services such as Google Analytics to help us to analyse how users use the site. It counts the number of visitors and tells us things about their behaviour overall, such as the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views.

To enrich our content, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, YouTube may set a cookie.

The website also carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks, for example, Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin. These sites may set a cookie. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

How can I block cookies?

If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of our website. If you are not sure how please use your browser's 'help' function to find out. Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org which explains how you can delete and control all cookies set by your browser.

 

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