Like most websites, the Company’s website (hereinafter
This Policy explains how cookies are used on the Website and, below, how you
can control the cookies that may be used on this Website (not all of them are
used on every site).
1. What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a piece of software code that an internet website sends to your
browser when you access information at that site. A cookie is stored as a
simple text file on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and
only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie.
Cookies let you navigate between pages efficiently as they store your
Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which
you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the
Services. This information helps us monitor traffic on our Website so that we
can manage the Website’s capacity and efficiency. It also helps us to
understand which parts of the Website are most popular, and generally to assess
user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of
the various areas of the Website.
will apply whenever you access the Website on any device. Any changes to this
from time to time and such changes shall become effective as soon as they are
posted. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all
We collect information on our users through registration and the use of the
Website, through cookies, where you choose to disclose data in postings, and
when you enter sales promotion and competitions.
(i) To gather statistics: We track how many ‘unique users’ we have and how
often they visit our Website. We track how often different pages of our Website
are visited and which countries our visitors come from. Accurate statistics
enable us to sell advertising and continue to provide a top quality service to
you. The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it
includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to
the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing
patterns and timings of browsing on the Website and your location.
(ii) Flash cookies may be used to store user preferences for media player
functionality and without them some video content may not render correctly.
4. Types of cookie that may be used
The following types of cookie are used on this site. We don’t list every
single cookie used by name – but for each type of cookie we tell you how you
can control its use.
A. First Party Cookies
These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information
about usage of our site.
(i) Personalisation cookies
These cookies are used to recognise repeat visitors to the Website and in
conjunction with other Information we hold to attempt to record specific
browsing information (that is, about the way you arrive at the Website, pages
you view, options you select, information you enter and the path you take
through the Website). These are used to recommend content we think you’ll be
interested in based on what you’ve looked at before.
(ii) Analytics cookies
These monitor how visitors move around the Website and how they reached it.
This is used so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types
of content users enjoy most, for instance.
(iii) Site management cookies
These are used to maintain your identity or session on the Website. For
instance, where our Websites run on more than one server, we use a cookie to
ensure that you are sent information by one specific server (otherwise you may
log in or out unexpectedly). We may use similar cookies when you vote in
opinion polls to ensure that you can only vote once, and to ensure that you can
use our commenting functionality when not logged in (to ensure you don’t see
comments you’ve reported as abusive, for instance, or don’t vote comments
up/down more than once).
B. Third Party Cookies
These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are
using to enhance our Website, for example Facebook, Twitter, have their own
cookies, pixel tags, etc. which are controlled by them. We have no control on
such cookies. The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy
policies and the Company has no access to read or write these cookies, other
than allowing them to be served, we have no role to play in these cookies at
(i) Third-party service cookies
Social sharing, video and other services we offer are run by other
companies. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them
on our Website or if you are already logged in to them.
5. Turning off Cookies
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies (including essential cookies).
If you want to know how to do this please look up the help menu on your
browser. However, switching off cookies may restrict your use of the Website
and/or affect the way in which the Website operates. Also, if you do this you
may not be able to use all Services on our Website and you might see more
pop-ups and other intrusive advertising, as we won’t be able to limit what you
see using cookies. You will, however, still be able to view editorial content.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings
will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser.
In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful,
otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
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