Cookies are small files that are stored by your web browser as you use the web. They are designed to hold a tiny amount of data to allow websites to do things like remember your settings, whether you are logged in or not or whether you have visited the site before.
We use this cookie so that the website recognises you as you move from page to page within the site.
This cookie is used to make sure you have permission to access the website. We hold nothing in the cookie that can identify the user its encrypted.
Remember me log on cookie to automatically log you back in to the site, this is used to help you remember your details, it will store your login data securely encrypted on your machine.
Used to store your user preferences for the site, for example whether you prefer your search results as list views or column views.
In common with most websites we use systems to measure the amount of traffic to our sites and help us analyse how individual users navigate our content. The products we use for these measurements are Google Analytics and Chartbeat.
They allow us to understand things like how many people have viewed our sites in a given period, how often people visit and what the most popular types of content are. We use this information to help us improve the sites in lots of ways. For example, we may realise something we think is a particularly good bit of content is not being viewed as often as we would expect, we may then decide to make that content more easy to find via the site navigation options.
You have several options to allow you to block or delete cookies that are created by this and other websites.
All major browsers allow you to manage the cookies that they accept and store. To find out how to use these options please follow the appropriate link for you browser:
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We are currently investigating a number of options to allow you to control all of the cookies created by this site from within the site itself. We will be updating this page regularly and keeping our audience informed of changes as and when they happen.