There are two types of cookie used on our site: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary files used to store information for your current browser session, and are deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies are files that are saved on your computer and contain information that can be read by the site when you return, and are used to manage your user experience, or provide anonymous statistical analysis relating to your visits. Details of all our cookies are shown below. None of the cookies store any personal information that could be used to identify you.
Session cookies for site management: when you access the site, a cookie “token” with a unique encrypted session id code is passed to your computer. This token then controls your access to the site for that session, and is deleted once you close your browser or log off from the site. These cookies are an essential part of the site delivery system, and you may not be able to fully use our site without cookies enabled.
Persistent cookies for site management: if you register on the site and select the "Remember me" option, a persistent cookie is passed to your computer. This cookie is not deleted when you leave the site or close your browser, but is saved on your computer. This cookie contains an encrypted user id code that identifies your computer upon future visits and automatically logs you into the site. This cookie does not contain any personal information that could be used to identify you.
We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic on our site. When you visit our site the Google Analytics program sets certain cookies that record statistical information about your visits to the site. These cookies do not store any personal information that could be used to identify you.
We use Google and Bing (Microsoft) paid search advertising to promote our website. These will set cookies to track ad interactions and conversions. These cookies do not store any personal information that could be used to identify you.
We may also use remarketing (Behavioural Advertising) to advertise our products and services. When you visit our site, a persistent cookie may be set on your computer to show that you have visited our site. This cookie will be read by websites participating in the Google AdSense advertiser network and used to trigger tailored advertising relating to our products or services on the publisher website.
The full list of cookies set by Google, what they are used for, and what Google domains may use them can be found here: Types of cookies used by Google
Bing uses a mechanism called Universal Event Tracking (UET) to set advertising tracking cookies. Details of what information is retained can be found here: FAQ - Universal Event Tracking
You can opt-out, or manage your Google advertising preferences by clicking on the preferences link on any Google ad, or visiting the Google Ad Personalisation page.
You can also manage your behavioural advertising preferences for Google and Bing (Microsoft Advertising), and other advertising sites through the Your Online Choices service.
You can manage your cookie settings in your browser. To manage your cookie preferences see the help pages for your particular browser.