What are cookies?
What are cookies for?
Cookies help to make your experience of using a website better. For example, they can remember the information you supply as you register with a website so that you can sign in with one click next time. What cookies don't do is store any confidential information about you personally.
The cookies on our website simply allow us to track generic usage of our website - not your individual usage behaviour.
Types of cookie that may be used during your visit to the website:
The following types of cookie are used on this site. We don't list every single cookie used by name - but for each type of cookie we tell you how you can control its use.
1. Analytics cookies
These monitor how visitors move around the Website and how they reached it. This is used so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users enjoy most, for instance.
You can opt out of these if you want.
2. Third-party service cookies
Social sharing, video and other services we offer are run by other companies. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our site or if you are already logged in to them.
Please refer to the respective platform's privacy policies.
3. Site management cookies
These are used to maintain your identity or session on the Website. For instance, where our websites run on more than one server, we use a cookie to ensure that you are sent information by one specific server (otherwise you may log in or out unexpectedly). We may use similar cookies when you vote in opinion polls to ensure that you can only vote once, and to ensure that you can use our commenting functionality when not logged in (to ensure you don't see comments you've reported as abusive, for instance, or don't vote comments up/down more than once).
These cookies cannot be turned off individually but you could change your browser setting to refuse all cookies (see above) if you do not wish to accept them.
Are cookies safe?
Yes, they are. Cookies are small text files. They can't look into your computer or read any personal information or other material on your hard drive. Cookies can't transmit viruses or install anything harmful on your computer.
Why should I keep cookies turned on?
We would like you to keep cookies active on your computer during your visits to our website because parts of the site rely on them to work properly. For example, you would not be able to view a location map without them.
How can I turn cookies off?
To find out how to turn cookies on and off in your browser, click on your browser's logo below.