Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.

The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. The Regulations also cover similar technologies for storing information, eg Flash cookies. The Regulations were revised in 2011, and the ICO is responsible for enforcing these rules.

How can I control my cookies?

Browser controls

You can use your web browser to:

• delete all cookies
• block all cookies
• allow all cookies
• block third-party cookies
• clear all cookies when you close the browser
• open a ‘private browsing’ session
• install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality

 

Browser

Where to find information about controlling cookies

Internet Explorer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835

Chrome

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB

Firefox

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Clear%20Recent%20History

Safari

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042

Opera

http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

 

Useful information

  • A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including AboutCookies.org and AllAboutCookies.org.
  • The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
  • Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.
  • New technologies such as Mozilla’s Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.
  • Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.