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What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files which are downloaded onto your computer, tablet or mobile phone via your browser when you visit a website. They enable specific details about your visit to our website to be recorded, retrieved and analysed by our site during subsequent visits or by other sites that recognise the cookie.
Cookies are essential to the effective operation of our website and if you are a subscriber for you to view the members’ only content. Cookies on this site also help to tailor the content and information offered to you, both on this website and elsewhere.
Cookies can’t harm your computer and they don’t identify individual users.
Cookies on our website
Here’s a list of the cookies we use across our website, along with a description of what they do.
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These are Google Analytics cookies. These cookies help us take and analyse visitor information. For example, they tell us how many visitors our site has, how many times they visit, how long they stay on our site and which pages are most popular. They also tell us if our marketing efforts are working, so they tell us where a visitor has come from, for example, from a link, a website search or an ad. This information helps us improve our website and your visit, and makes our marketing campaigns more relevant.
More information on cookies, including how to manage them
As explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our website. If you disable our cookies you may find that certain sections of our website don’t work, for example, you may have difficulties viewing subscription only articles. It also means that other areas of the site may not work as well as you would like.
However, if you would like to disable cookies the ‘help’ option on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. We’ve set out below how to manage cookies on the most common browsers.
If you would like to learn more about cookies in general, or how to disable targeted advertising cookies, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu.
The links we’ve included open in new windows. Please note that we are not responsible for the content of third party websites.
Managing cookies using your browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Safari on OSX Yosemite
Pixels in our html emails
In order to improve the emails and marketing we send you, our html emails may contain a campaign-unique ‘web beacon pixel’. The single pixel is deleted when an email is opened, or a particular link is clicked on. By counting the number of pixels which are deleted we can assess which of our emails are more popular and what services our readers prefer.
As with cookies, the pixel doesn’t harm your computer and it doesn’t identify individual users. We currently only provide our emails in HTML format, so if you do not wish to receive the pixel, you would need to unsubscribe from our emails.
We’re giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website and our services.
We monitor developments in privacy and cookie-related best practice closely and if we think changes to our policy would be of benefit to you we’ll make a change to our policy.