Cookie Policy

Type of Cookie

What it does

Source and how to block

Essential website cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around our websites and use their features. These cookies don't gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. These cookies are often session-specific, expiring after your visit to the website (session) has ended. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.

( first-party cookies)

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect may be made anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.

( first-party cookies)

Functionality and advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver some content on our websites using YouTube. Data collected by Google may also be used by Google and its partners for other purposes, including providing tailored advertising both on and off our websites.

YouTube (opt-out)


Analytics cookies

These cookies, including cache cookies, are set by Google Analytics, Omniture, Fabric and Quantcast and are used to collect information about how visitors use our sites, including the number of visitors, the websites that referred them to our websites and the pages that they visited on our websites. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve our websites, for example, by letting us know if users find any errors and by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily. Typically these cookies stay on your computer until you delete them.

Omniture (opt-out)
Google Analytics (opt-out)

Fabric (opt-out)

Quantcast (opt-out)

Advertising cookies

These cookies are used to collect data about the websites and individual pages that users visit both on and off our websites (which might indicate, for example, your interests and other attributes). They are typically used to deliver adverts and other marketing communications more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They stay on your computer unless you delete them and they remember that you have visited a website. They can also show if you arrived at our website through an advertising link.

This information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers and our contractors, who might use it with information about how you use other websites, including to identify shared interests and behaviours across groups of users who visit our (and other) websites.

AddThis (opt-out)
AppNexus (opt-out)
Doubleclick (opt-out)
Media6Degrees (opt-out)
Mediamind (opt-out)
Yahoo (opt-out)

Fabric (opt-out)