Cookies and how they benefit you
Our cookies help us:
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below:
This monitors how people use our site – for example the browser they use and the pages they visit. It’s used to assess our website’s performance and to help us plan improvements.
DoubleClick / Sizmek
You may notice that sometimes after visiting our site you see increased numbers of adverts from us. This is because we pay for these adverts, and the technology to do this is made possible by this cookie. We use these adverts to encourage you to come back to our site. Don’t worry - we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised.
Meta / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Snapchat
This communicates with Meta / Facebook / Instagram / Snapchat / Twitter activity on our website. In a similar way to DoubleClick / Sizmek it allows us to reduce our costs (and keep our prices low) by using digital adverts to encourage you to visit us. Don’t worry - we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised.
This cookie is a transient cookie (it is erased when you close the browser). It acts as a small amount of memory to remember what you’ve done on past pages.
Our own cookies
Third party functions
Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.
Social website cookies
So you can easily “like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
The privacy implications of this will vary depending on the social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Anonymous visitor statistics cookies
We use advertising cookies
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards such as http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/iab-good-practice-principles
You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn’t, as ultimately advertising helps keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.
You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves, pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called “remarketing cookie” during your visit. We use these adverts to offer special offers etc to encourage you to come back to our site. Don’t worry - we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies at anytime as explained above.
Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. You can easily control and disable cookies through your browser settings.
All browsers are different – for more information on cookies in general, visit the following external links:
Depending on the browser you are using, cookies can be managed according to the steps shown in the below table.
Please be aware that by limiting or deleting cookies, your experience of our website might not be the best it could be. If you have any questions about cookies, please email [email protected].
Turning cookies off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of this site and a large proportion of the world’s websites - as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with anti-spyware software.