We've created this page to help you understand more about how cookies work and how we use them. Your browser or device may allow you to block them, but you will not be able to use some features on our website if you block them.
What are ‘cookies’?
Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit most web pages; cookies do a number of things that help you to manage your web experience. The types of cookies that are set by our sites and what they do are listed below. The cookies set by our sites will be recognised each you visit that site.
Some features on our websites and in our mobile apps will not function if you do not allow cookies.
Not all the cookies described below are set by us. Some of our partners (for example advertisers) may also set cookies.
You can find more general information about cookies at this website: allaboutcookies.org.
We've categorised our cookies into 4 groups:
1. Strictly Necessary
You need these cookies for our websites and mobile apps to work properly. For example, if there is a local element to this website, you’ll need these cookies to access it.
These cookies allow us to count the total amount of page visits and sources of traffic so we can measure and improve the performance of our sites and applications. They also enable us to see how users, on an anonymised aggregated basis, use our sites. A third party provider sets these cookies for us and provides reports on how our sites are used. For more information on how this cookie operates, please go to this link: www.adobe.com/privacy/analytics.html .
Unless you are a signed in registered VIP (see below), this cookie will never collect information in a way that could identify you personally.
We use a number of ‘social media’ tools (for example, Twitter, Facebook) to make our websites and mobile apps better and encourage visitor interaction. If you already use these social media platforms then their cookies may be set through our websites or mobile apps. They do this, not us - it allows data to be collected by these companies which enables them to serve adverts on other sites that they think are relevant to your interests. If you do not use ‘social media’ tools, then you won’t pick up any of those kinds of cookies.
These cookies allow us to provide a high quality experience by customising our content offering to you across our sites and, if you are a registered VIP, also in our other communications with you. We might use the information collected by these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on the articles and other content you view when visiting any of our websites. They also help us manage our advertising for example, and assist our advertising partners in presenting more relevant advertising to you on our websites and in our mobile apps. They’ll do things like ‘log’ when we’ve shown you an advert, so we don’t show it to you too often. If you are a registered VIP of one of our sites then we will use these cookies to identify you visiting that site or any of our other sites, without needing to ask for registration details every time. Also, if you are a registered VIP and have signed up to receive our newsletters or other communications, then the information we collect by using the cookies will be linked to your registered account, which will enable us to send you personalised emails including content tailored to your browsing preferences, based on the articles and content you read on our site.
More about the Adobe Website Analytics personalisation cookie:
Adobe Website Analytics –
Cookie name: “scv”
This cookies allow us to count the total amount of page visits and sources of traffic so we can measure and improve the performance of our sites and applications. It also enables us to see how users, on an anonymised aggregated basis, use our sites. A third party provider sets this cookie for us and provides reports on how our sites are used. For more information on how this cookie operates, please go to this link: www.adobe.com/privacy/analytics.html
If you are a registered VIP, then this cookie allows us to see which parts of our sites you have visited and link to this your account information. We use this information to tailor the content of the sites to your interests and, where you have consented to receive newsletters and other marketing information from us, to tailor the content of those communications to your interests.
More about the RadiumOne Sharegraph 'Po.st' personalisation cookie:
RadiumOne 'Sharegraph' technology
Cookie name: 'Po.st'
This cookie allows us to collect information when you click on, or use, sharing tools on our sites that use 'Po.st' sharing services but this information will not identify you personally. A third party advertising partner, called RadiumOne, sets and administers this cookie for us. The information is then utilised by RadiumOne's 'Sharegraph' technology to model the connections between people who have shared links or other content with other people. This then allows us to advertise more relevantly in line with your interests.
For more information on RadiumOne, how it uses the information, what it does to protect that information and your choices regarding the collection and use of that information (including opting out of this) please visit how this cookie operates please visit: http://radiumone.com/about/privacy.html .
To block the use of RadiumOne’s cookies please go to: http://www.radiumone.com/about/privacy.html#opting_out
How we get your consent
The law does not require us to ask for your consent to use “Strictly Necessary” cookies. We will automatically set these cookies when you use the Site(s). If you delete or block these cookies, you will not be able to use some features of the Site(s).
Disabling or blocking cookies
You can delete cookies at any time using your internet browser settings and you can also set your browser so that cookies are automatically blocked and prevented from being set. If you want to learn how to disable cookies or if you want more information on cookies, please click here.
If you disable or block cookies, our websites may not function properly and you may not be able to use all of the features of our sites. For instance, if you are a registered VIP of our sites and you delete or block the personalisation cookie referred to above, the next time you visit the sites you will be prompted to log in again and if you don’t log in you will be presented with a non-personalised version of the sites that does not take account of your previously selected preferences.
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