If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of one of our websites, you must stop using this website.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that are placed on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help remember username and preferences, analyse how well websites are performing, or even recommend relevant content. Full details on the types of cookies we use are set out below.
What personal information is collected?
Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:
1. Essential cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription only pages. If a subscriber opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a subscription entitles them to.
2. Performance cookies
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or website services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.
3. Functionality cookies
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing your username every time you access one of the websites, and recall your customisation preferences, such as which regional edition of the website you want to see when you log in.
4. Behaviourally targeted advertising cookies
5. Google Analytics
If you want to opt-out of Google Analytics you can download and install the add-on for your web browser. For more information, click here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
How to delete and block cookies
Cookies help you to get the most out of our websites. However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions below.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our websites do not work properly.
You can easily remove any cookies that have been created in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are on a Windows machine, here are the steps on how to use Windows Explorer to erase cookie files:
Click on 'Windows Explorer'
Select the 'Search' button on the tool bar
Enter “cookie” into the search box field for 'Folders and Files'
Choose 'My Computer' in the 'Look In' drop down menu
Click on 'Search Now'
Select and open the folders that are retrieved
Click to highlight any cookie file
Click the 'Delete' key to erase the cookie file
If you don't have Windows Explorer, click the 'help' function on your 'start' button and enter 'cookies' to search for information on how to locate the folder. Further information can be found at the links below:
If you use different computers in different locations, you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.
Changes to this policy
Any changes we may make to this policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where possible, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes.