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Cookie policy

Our Site uses cookies to improve our Site and enhance your experience. This policy explains how we do that.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file containing a small amount of data which is downloaded to the device you use to access our Site and stored on your device’s hard drive. These cookies are for various purposes, including to let our Site recognise your device when you visit the Site again, ensure that you are sent the correct content and to store information about your preferences or services provided for you. 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 manner.

What cookies do we use?

  • _ga used to distinguish users
  • _gat used to throttle the request rate
  • _gid used to distinguish users
  • hasVisited to indentify users which has accepted the cookie policy

Essential Cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our Site. For example, cookies allow us to identify users so that they can log-in to their accounts. If you opt to disable these cookies, you will not be able to access your account.

Performance Cookies

We use cookies to analyse how visitors use our Site and to monitor our Site’s performance. This allows us to identify any problems and quickly fixing any issues. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular. We might also use performance cookies to display links to other pages that we think you might be interested in based on the pages you have been viewing.

Functionality Cookies

We use functionality cookies to remember your preferences. For example, to remember any changes you have made to your preferences in your account settings. We may also use functionality cookies to provide you with other services, such as allowing you to watch video clips on our Site.

Changing browser settings

You can change your browser settings to limit which cookies can be set. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu for your browser. Further information can be found here, or in the ‘Help’ menu of your browser: Cookie settings in Internet Explorer Cookie settings in Chrome Cookie settings in Firefox Cookie settings in Safari However, if you change your settings and block cookies, this will mean that certain features on our Site cannot be provided to you and you may not be able to take full advantage of all of our Site’s features.

More information

You can find out more about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu.