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Cookie Policy

COOKIE POLICY

We use cookies and similar tools across our Website to improve performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.

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  1. What are cookies?
  2. What sort of cookies do we use?
  3. Google Cookies
  4. Does anyone else use cookies on the website?
  5. Can a website user block cookies?
  6. More information

1. WHAT ARE COOKIES?

1.1   Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a website or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognize your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

1.2   There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyze how well our Website is performing or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

1.3   Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our Website or a user’s general location.

2. WHAT SORT OF COOKIES DO WE USE?

Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:

2.1   Essential cookies – Some cookies are essential for the operation of our Website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription only pages. If a subscriber opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a subscription entitles them to.

2.2   Analytical and/or performance cookies – Some cookies analyze how our visitors use our Website and monitor performance of the Website. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This can help us to improve the way our Website works by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of our Website.

2.3   Functionality cookies – We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences for your return visits to our Website. For example, cookies can save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access our Website. This also enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

2.4   Behaviourally targeted advertising cookies – We use cookies to record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose anonymously. We do not tell third parties who you are.

3. GOOGLE COOKIES

3.1   We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our Website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our Website is used to create reports about the use of our Website. Google will store and use this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

3.2   We may publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on our Website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behavior across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager available at www.google.com/ads/preferences. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.

4. DOES ANYONE ELSE USE COOKIES ON THE WEBSITE?

4.1   Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

4.2   These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. Advertisers for example sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with targeted advertising.

4.3   If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.

5. CAN A WEBSITE USER BLOCK COOKIES?

5.1   The first time you access our Website, you should have seen an overlay which explained that by continuing to access our Website, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

5.2   Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our Website do not work properly. For example, you may have difficulties logging in or viewing articles.

5.3   If you are concerned about behaviourally targeted advertising cookies (which serve you advertisements based on your use of our websites), users based in the European Union can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu and users based in the US can visit www.aboutads.info/choices to opt out of these third-party cookies.

5.4   You can disable cookies using your browser. The way in which you disable cookies will depend on the type of browser you use. Please refer to your browser information for further guidance.

6. MORE INFORMATION

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.