All about cookies

  • We use cookies to make your online experience better
  • Cookies are small files that we save on your device. Almost all websites use cookies
  • We mainly use cookies to remember your preferences and to track page visits so that we can make improvements to our site
  • We've set out below more information about how we use cookies and how you can control them

How this site uses cookies

The main cookies used on this website are as follows:
  • Session

    These are cookies that are designed to ensure that your visit to the website is as smooth as possible. Their main uses are:
    • Allowing us to identify your device as you use the website, so that you are not treated as a new visitor each time you go to another part of the website;
    • Ensure that the servers that we use to power the website each serve an equal number of users, to help make everyone's browsing as swift and responsive as possible;
    • Noting your browser's capabilities.
  • Affiliate Lead Tracking

    We use a range of third parties to promote this website. We use cookies so that, when you reach this website because of one of those third parties, we can identify the third party and therefore meet our contractual commitments to that third party.
  • Analytics

    These cookies help us to improve this website over time, by giving us insights into how the various sections of the website are used and how users interact with the website. The information collected is anonymous and statistical.
  • Authentication

    These cookies are used to identify unique visitors to the website. If you log in to the website, these are the cookies that allow us to remember who you are so that we can provide you with access to pages personal to you, for example your account pages. These cookies help keep your visit to the site secure.
  • Targeted Advertising

    Experian may use your data to help online advertisers to display advertisements that are more relevant to you when you visit this and/or other unrelated Web sites. In doing so, Experian will place cookies on your device. These cookies do not track your online activity. To find out more please view our privacy policy. To opt out of your data being used for this purpose, please go to our advertising opt out page.
  • Personalisation

    These cookies allow us to remember the preferences you have indicated for the website. For example, if you have set the website so that it provides you with reports in a certain layout, or information in a certain format, these cookies remember those settings.

Third party cookies

We may allow third party organisations to set cookies using this website in order to deliver services. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these third parties, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.
  • Google - Doubleclick

    We sometimes conduct advertising campaigns using DoubleClick, a Google service. To find out about their cookies and how to control those cookies, go to Doubleclick's privacy policy.
  • Lynchpin

    We use Lynchpin to give us insights into how our users interact with the website. To obtain these insights, Lynchpin users a number of cookies. The information collected is anonymous and statistical. To find out more, go to Lynchpin's site.
  • Invite Media

    We sometimes use the Invite Media advertising platform for advertising campaigns. Cookies are used so that you do not receive adverts for our service if you are already a member of that service. To find out more about how they use cookies, view Invite Media's privacy policy.

Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioural Advertising - giving you more control over cookies

Some of the third parties above participate in this Program. To view details of all cookies on your device by companies participating in the Program, and control them, please go to Aboutads. Please note that such cookies were not necessarily placed on your device via our website.

Tracking technologies that our marketing emails use

We send emails using a number of different services. Each service uses tracking technologies. We use this information primarily to understand what subjects are interesting to our readers, by monitoring whether our emails are opened and what links are clicked on by our readers. We then use this information to improve the emails that we send to you and the services that we provide.

If you do not wish to allow us to use these technologies, the best way to do this is to not enable images when you view our emails. In other words, only view the plain-text of the email.

In addition, each marketing email that we send to you will contain a link to details of the tracking technologies used for that specific email. If you click on the link you will be taken to the latest information and tracking-preference tools made available by the relevant email service.

If you do not allow us to use tracking technologies, this will stop us being able to take your preferences, as expressed by your email viewing behaviour, improve the emails that we send to you over time. We will not be able to factor-in your email content preferences when creating further emails. We will also not be able to factor-in your preferences when considering what improvements to make to our services.

For some marketing emails, we use Eloqua for the sign-up page and to send emails to you. On the relevant sign-up page, Eloqua will place a persistent cookie on your device unless there is already an Eloqua cookie on your device. If you have used a website which uses Eloqua, then you may have an Eloqua cookie already. We may use the Eloqua cookie to allow us to analyse your use of our website so that we can keep improving our website.

Emails sent using Eloqua will use tracking technologies of the kind described above. If you wish to disable all use of Eloqua tracking technologies for your device you can do this on Eloqua's opt-out page.

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Essential cookies

  • These cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to use the website
  • They control things like log in and security and help us remember you when you come back
  • You can't use this website without these cookies

Advertising, performance and functional cookies

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  • To understand how well our website is performing, such as monitoring which pages are most popular and how you interact with them
  • So that, when you reach this website because of one of our trusted third parties, we can identify the third party and reward them
  • Keeping these cookies will help us to continue improving our website and promoting our site through third parties
  • We may use your data to help online advertisers to display advertisements that are more relevant to you when you visit this and/or other unrelated websites

Your cookie settings will be saved when you leave this page.

Any cookie preferences set before signing in to the service, will only be applied to the specific device & browser you are using. In order to ensure that your preferences are preserved across devices & browsers, please change these settings after signing into the site.

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