What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise your device, preferences and can be used to improve your online experience. You can find more information about cookies at www.aboutcookies.org.
Types of cookies we use
These cookies are used to ensure you can correctly navigate our websites and play videos, listen to podcasts or share pages via social media.
These cookies are used to analyse trends, administer the website, track visitor movements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our websites. These cookies are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Targeting and Advertising
The social media sharing functionality on certain web pages is provided by the third party Facebook.com, Twitter.com, Google.com and Pinterest.com. As you navigate these pages or if you use the sharing buttons, will automatically set cookies. We have no control over the cookies that social media uses. You can opt out of social media cookies:
Disable Third-Party Cookie Tracking
1. Google Chrome
While in Chrome, click on the Settings tab, then the Show Advanced Settings tab. Next, select Content settings and check the box for Block third-party cookies and site data.
2. Mozilla Firefox
In Firefox’s Privacy panel, click on the area next to Firefox will: and select Use custom settings for history. Once selected, remove the checkmark in the Accept Cookies box.
Third-party cookies are files created by websites you visit, which then store some of your information. Though many argue these cookies maintain enough anonymity to protect users’ rights to privacy, some still choose to disable them in their browsers.
If you register to receive updates by email, you will receive emails which will contain a web beacon. This will take the form of a small, transparent image, which is embedded in each email. It will be used to send information such as your IP address, when each email was viewed, from what device and which geo-location. We use information about email usage to compile reports and to help us improve our communications.
Our websites may also collect your IP address which is routinely stored as part of web server log files for 14 days.
How to manage cookies
All recent versions of popular browsers give you a level of control over cookies. You can set your browser to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. For instructions on how to manage cookies, please read the ‘Help’ section of your browser or visit our guide at www.aboutcookies.org.
Please be aware that some areas of our website may not function after you have changed your cookie settings.