Cookie Policy


How we use cookies

Cookies are simple text files that are placed on your computer by a website. These files can be read by the website on your subsequent visits so that the site can ‘remember’ you.

Analytics cookies

This website uses cookies to help us monitor how people use the site so that we can improve its features and services. The information that we collect is anonymous and does not contain any sensitive data or data that can be used to identify you.

We use this information to find out how many people use this site, how many people return to this site, which pages are most popular and how visitors found this site. By monitoring these statistics we can make the site more efficient and more relevant to our users’ interests.

Functional cookies

Some cookies are necessary for this website to function correctly. For example, cookies are used to remember your preferences and whether you are logged in. These cookies are anonymous and are not used for tracking purposes.

Advertising cookies

Most of the advertisements on this site are generated by third parties. We do not control the use of cookies by these parties, other than allowing them to be served. These cookies often provide information on which advertisements you see and which advertisements you click on. They do not contain any information that can be used to identify you. They may be used by the third party to serve you relevant ads. We may use statistical information arising from these cookies to improve the targeting of advertisements to users of our website.

Managing cookie preferences

All modern browsers allow you to turn off cookies. The help menu on your browser will contain instructions for managing your preferences. Please remember that disallowing cookies may affect the way in which the website functions.

You can disable third party cookies by visiting the third party’s website and setting a one-off “no thanks” cookie that will prevent future cookies being set.

The following are links to the main third party advertising, analytics, survey and commenting platforms we use, each of which provides instructions on how to do this:


Doubleclick - 

Grapeshot - 

Google Analytics - 

Google Adsence - 

Google Search -

Google Translate -

Yell -

Tynt Insight -

Omniture -

Kontera -

Outbrain -

Facebook -

Twitter -

Intense debate - -

Audience Science:

CommScore: and

You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising bodies for more information on how to opt out of these cookies:

Internet Advertising Bureau - A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at:

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom - Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section:


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