What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed by most websites onto your PC. They allow websites to perform a variety of functions such as remembering that you have logged in, ensuring you have a stable and secure connection, remembering your preferences and much more. Most web sites depend on cookies to ensure the best user experience, to understand how the site is being used in order to optimise the experience, and to deliver relevant content.
Controlling your cookies
Every browser has a different method for controlling cookies, if you are interested in learning more we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which has lots of information about how to control cookies in all the major browsers, and more information about types of cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of this website and others.
We use a limited number of suppliers who set cookies on this website in order to deliver the services they are offering, details of all cookies and what they do are below.
Cookie Information list
|JSESSIONID||Remembers your 'session ID' ensuring a smooth site browsing experience, the site will not function correctly without it.|
|Needed to maintain a 'browsing session' to ensure an unbroken user experience.|
|cookiesAllowed_GBR||Remember if you closed the cookie information bar or not.|
|We use Omniture to record general user behaviour on our site in order to improve the site. No personal information is gathered and all data is 'aggregated' to enable us to see general site trends.|
s_cc enables Omniture to detect if cookies are enabled
s_vi enables Omniture to see repeat visits from the same computer and follow an individual journey
s_sq monitors which links people click on a page
How to reject or delete this cookie: http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7
|We use Google Analytics to record general user behaviour on our site in order to improve the site. No personal information is gathered and all data is 'aggregated' to enable us to see general site trends.|
__utma enables Google Analytics to see repeat visits from the same computer and follow an individual journey
__utmb works with __utmc to determine how long a person spends on the site
__utmz stores where a visitor came from prior to visiting the site
How to reject or delete these cookies: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
|id||The DoubleClick cookie (id) enables the measuring of the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns.|
How to reject or delete this cookie: http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
|We use quantserve.com to deliver targeted advertising across their network sites ensuring users see relevant advertising.|
How to reject or delete this cookie: http://info.evidon.com/companies/quantcast
|These cookies are from Rocket Fuel (rfihub.com) and are used to deliver targeted advertising across their network sites ensuring users see relevant advertising.|
How to reject or delete this cookie: http://info.evidon.com/companies/rocket-fuel
The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain or for all websites - see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based content.
To support our videos, we sometimes embed video content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from those sites you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control these cookies. You should check with the YouTube website for more information about these.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that this website now carries embedded 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these. They are YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.