Cookies policy

Cookies Policy

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

COOKIES

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to operate. The cookies we use can be grouped into four separate categories:

  • Strictly necessary
  • Performance
  • Functionality
  • Targeting

Strictly Necessary

‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies allow you to navigate the website and use essential features like secure areas and online registration. These cookies don’t gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

Since these cookies are essential in our being able to guarantee the performance of our website, should you disable them we won’t be able to ensure your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

Examples of strictly necessary cookies that we use include the following:

Incisive Cookies
individual_login
logged_in
cookieConsent
subscriber_id
subscriber_type
JSESSIONID

Performance

This type of cookie collects information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. The information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, gauge what interests our users and assess the effectiveness of advertising.

Examples of performance cookies include:

Cloudflare
__cfduid

JWPlayer
jwplayer.bandwidthEstimate

Functionality

This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on our websites, so you don’t have to re-set them each time you visit. Some of them are managed by third parties. They may for instance determine whether you see the latest or oldest comments made in relation to an article first. They may also help us greet you by name or remember your choice of language or region). Examples include:

Disqus
__disqus_unique
__jid

Pagefair
d_uniq
m_uniq

Crazy Egg
_ceg.s
_ceg.u

Targeting

These cookies are used to analyse what advertising might be most relevant to a user of the website based on the areas of the website that the user visits. Examples include:

Incisive
_gads
bm_daily_unique
bm_last_laod_status

doubleclick.net
DSID
IDE

rlcdn.com
#.gif
ck1

adxcore.com
a/sync.gif
advst_uid_11
DISPATCHER

bidswitch.net
c
tuuid_lasy_update

demdex.net
demdex
dpm

adsafesprotected.com
jsdiagnostic

avocet.io
sync

converge-digital.com
um
UID{32}

Please note that any advertisers featured on our site may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

You can block cookies by activating the settings on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be to access all or parts of our site. We endeavour to make all parts of our site accessible to everyone but if you block some cookies, particularly Strictly Necessary cookies, your access might be impaired. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our sites.

Your first visit to any of our sites will generate a pop-up header alerting you to this privacy policy and will re-appear only in the event that you change your cookie settings from time to time.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after two years.

Please also note that by clicking on the distinctive Ad Choices logo that appears in our sites you can obtain further information as to how cookies can be used or restricted in tailoring advertising relevant to you.