Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term 'cookies' in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information - for example, if you click to 'remember me' when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won't collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user's general location.Back to top
Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:
Advertisers sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with targeted advertising. For example, advertisers may use a profile they have built on sites that you have previously visited to present you with more relevant advertisements during your visit to this website. We believe that it is useful to our users to see advertisements that are more relevant to their interests.
Follow the links below to learn more about these types of cookies and learn how to block them.
We also use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the four categories above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.Back to top
As we've explained above, 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 on our 'How to Manage Cookies' page.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.Back to top
Our emails may contain campaign-unique 'web beacon pixel' to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email. We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them and to inform our advertisers in aggregate how many users have clicked on their advertisements. The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should select to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.
As well as using the information provided on the 'How to Manage Cookies' Page, the partner company responsible for serving advertising onto our website have developed a solution for users to opt-out of receiving any further advertising cookies from this site by dropping a final cookie. This will allow them (the advertising partner) to identify a user as having opted out, and then refrain from serving that user any targeted advertising. Please be aware that this does not mean you will not see advertising, only that adverts will not be targeted to you, the user.
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This document was last updated on 23rd August 2012.