Information About our use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. The cookies we may use are:

Analytical/performance cookies (APc). These are cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies (Fc). These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Service Purpose Cookie Name Expires On
Statcounter (APc) We anonymously measure your use of this website to improve your experience. is_unique login landing 5 years 5 years 1 year
Google (APc) We anonymously measure your use of this website to improve your experience. _utma _utmb _utmc _utmz 2 years 30 minutes When browser is closed 6 months
Twitter (Fc) Social media sharing tool to transfer data between this site and Twitter.com _utma _utmz _utmv remember_checked twll guest_id k 2 years 6 Months 2 years 10 years 10 years 2 years 1 week
Google Plus (Fc) Social media sharing tool to transfer data between this site and Google Plus APISID HSID NID PREF SAPISID SSID OTZ SID 10 years 4 years 6 months 2 years 10 years 10 years 1 month 10 years

[Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control.]

If any of the cookies above that are provided by third parties changes, we will use reasonable endeavours to amend this policy as soon as reasonably possible after we become aware of the change. You should check this policy on a regular basis.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.