Information about cookies

This section explains how and why this website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you visit a website. This website uses cookies to recognise you and your preferences, enhance the performance of our website and collect analytical information for the benefit of our subscribers and business partners. The term cookies includes similar technologies for collecting and storing information, such as Local Shared Objects (commonly referred to as “flash cookies”) and web beacons or web bugs (including transparent or clear gifs).

Session cookies allow us to track your actions during a single browser session, for example to remember the items returned from a search. They do not remain on your device beyond your session.

Persistent cookies remain on your device between sessions and allow us to authenticate you and to remember your preferences. We also use them to balance the load on our servers and thus to enhance your experience on our website.

Session and persistent cookies can be either first or third-party cookies – a first-party cookie is set by the website being visited. A third-party cookie is issued by a different website to that being visited.

This website uses a mixture of first-party, session and persistent cookies to deliver its services efficiently and to enhance your experience. The only third-party cookies are those provided by Google Analytics to gather anonymised information for the benefit of all web users. We do not use behavioural targeting cookies. All our cookies fall within the ICC classifications “Strictly Necessary”,” Functionality” and” Performance”, and none within the classification “Behavioural Targeting”.

Following an audit of all cookies we use, we have retired a number which are no longer important. We regard those that remain as necessary to operate our website efficiently and beneficial to you to get the most out of our services.

If at any time you wish to disable our cookies you may do so through the settings on your browser, but if you do so you will not be able to use certain important features of our website.