We put cookies (which are small text files) on your device in order to track your use of our website and to improve your browsing experience. This tracking is not linked to your name and is not used to identify you as a person. We use the following cookies:
The cookie name is: has_js.
The cookie names are: cookie-agreed, and cookiedirective.
We use a cookie to track each session by each device on our website. This cookie is removed from your device when you close your browser.
The cookie name is: phpessid.
We use various analytical cookies to evaluate your use of our website. Although we put these cookies on your device, we obtain them from Google and from Optimizely. In addition to using the collected information for our analysis, we share this information with Google and Optimizely. These cookies stay on your device permanently, unless you delete them.
If you do not want to be tracked by Google Analytics, on this or any other website, download Google's opt-out extension.
We also put cookies on your device which enable companies called Doubleclick (owned by Google), Weborama and Iadvize to track you across our website and any other website which uses these particular cookies. This tracking enables Doubleclick, Weborama and Iadvize to build up a detailed picture of your interests and your browsing habits in order to display adverts which they believe will be of interest to you.
If you are logged into your Google account while visiting our site, Google is able to track your use of certain websites (such as ours) which use Google plug-ins. You will have agreed to this arrangement as part of signing up for a Google account, and Google will already have placed cookies on your device for this purpose.
Cookies provide much of the functionality available from today’s websites. But certain cookies can also be used to track your activities and interests across the internet. Although this tracking is not normally for anything more intrusive than behavioural advertising, even this might cause you concern over the level of information being collected.
There are a number of methods for controlling cookies. The Information Commissioner’s website provides a good summary of your options for blocking or deleting them (https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/). Note that some websites will lose functionality or become difficult to use if all cookies are permanently blocked. But, by using the available control options, you can normally obtain the right personal balance between website convenience and your sensitivity to this issue.