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Cookie Policy

About Cookies
Cookies are small text files used by websites to track your visit and to provide personalised services. When we refer to “cookies” we include other technologies with similar purposes.

We use the following types of cookie:
(1) Analytics cookies that anonymously remember your computer or mobile device when you visit our website.  They keep track of browsing patterns and help us to build up a profile of how our readers use the website.  We might use that information to serve advertisements that might be of particular interest to you on our and other websites

(2) Service cookies that help us to make our website work as efficiently as possible; remember your registration and login details; remember your settings preferences; and meter the number of pages you view for the purpose of administering subscriptions.

(3) Third party advertising and analytics cookies, which are placed by or on behalf of independent advertisers who are advertising on our site.  These cookies may be placed within the advertisement and elsewhere on our site.  They are anonymous – they cannot identify individuals.  They are used for statistical analysis by allowing the advertiser to count how many people have seen their advertisement or have seen it more than once. They might also allow the advertiser to tailor advertising to you when you visit other websites.

(4) We have no access to third party cookies and third party organisations have no access to ours.  The third party organisations that place cookies have their own strict privacy policies.

Managing your cookies preferences
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this look at the “help” menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

If you would prefer to just restrict third party cookies, you can do so on your browser.

Alternatively, visit or click on the AdChoices logo that you will see in the corner of advertisements that carry behavioural targeting cookies.

If you would like to disable “third party” cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one-time “no thanks” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your device. Here are links to the two main third party advertising platforms we use, each of which has instructions on how to do this:

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

Ad Blockers
We use JavaScript to detect ad blockers.  We use the script in the source code of our website.  It confirms advertisements are correctly displayed on your device by simulating the display of the advertisement.

By detecting ad blockers, we do not store any information on your device and we do not process any of your personal data.

We may display a message to advise you that we have detected that you are using and ad blocker.

We reserve the right to restrict your access your access to some or all of our website while you have an ad blocker turned on.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics sets “performance cookies” in order to evaluate your use of our website and to compile reports for us to see how our visitors use our website, allowing us to create a better service for you.

Google stores the information collected by the cookies on international servers which can include some based in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using our website and accepting cookies from it, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Performance cookies

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These cookies are set by Google Analytics to track your page views and to allow us to see, anonymously, what are visitors are looking at.

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