What are cookies and how do we use them?
We are in the process of changing the way you can manage the cookies and tracking technologies we use on our websites.
What are cookies and tracking technologies?
Where we talk about cookies on our websites, we mean cookies, flash cookies and web beacons.
What is a cookie?
A list of all the cookies that we, our advertising network and technology partners use can be found in our cookie list.
What is a Flash cookie?
This is a type of cookie which is collected via Adobe Flash media player – a piece of software which you probably have on your computer to help you watch online videos and listen to podcasts. We do not use Flash cookies at the moment.
Have a look at Adobe's website if you want to control Flash cookies on your computer. If you use the Firefox browser you can also get an add-on to detect and delete Flash cookies.
What is a web beacon?
Web beacons are usually tiny transparent images that help website owners track the activity of users on certain web pages. They can also send the website owner information in cookies such as whether an email with a web beacon in it has been opened. We use web beacons together with cookies to help us understand how you interact with our websites and the emails we send you; to help us improve your browsing experience; to ensure that content is relevant to you; and to better manage our website and email content.
The cookies and tracking technologies we use now and how to delete them
If you don’t want us to place cookies on your computer then there are a number of ways you can opt out - setting your browser either to reject all cookies, to only allow "trusted” sites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those websites which you are currently on.
Please remember – if you do delete all your cookies, some features of our websites, such as remembering your login details, will not work and your experience on our websites may be affected.
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