Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.
Our cookies help us:
If the settings on your browser accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this.
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 on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
We regularly test new designs or site features on our site. We do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously monitoring how our site visitors respond to these different versions. Ultimately this helps us to offer you a better website.
You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, which may on occasion include us, pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and so called ‘remarketing cookies’. We might use these to show you new blog posts or competitions we’re running to encourage you to come back to our site. We are not proactively reaching out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies anytime. as explained above.
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that you 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 antispyware software.