Updated October 2014
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to the device you use when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as remembering your preferences, and generally improving your online experience. There are different types of cookies that all work in the same way, but have minor differences and uses that are described below.
Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. These facilitate various tasks such as allowing a website to identify that a user of a particular device is navigating from page to page, supporting website security or basic functionality. By using this website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device, however you can block these cookies using your browser settings. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and it's external serving vendors.
Cookies via Google Analytics and Quancast (statistics service providers)
Cookies via Applications and Widgets
Cookies via Advertising Third Parties
If you prefer not to receive interest based content and adverts enabled by this website you can use the Opt-Out tools provided by each of the Third Party companies. Please note that these opt-out tools are cookie-based. In order for the tool to work on your computer, your browser must be set to accept third party cookies. If you buy a new computer, change web browsers or delete this cookie, you will need to opt-out again. You can learn more about ad serving companies and opt-out from them at the Network Advertising Initiative website or the Digital Advertising Alliance website.