Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the site owners.
The section below explains the cookies we use and why.
1. AddThis cookie
Purpose: This cookie is used to record if a user has used the ‘Addthis’ share button. Stores information about which pages you have shared. Does not store any other personal information.
Additional information: Click here for an overview of privacy at AddThis
If you wish to opt out of AddThis across all websites then visit this page.
2. Google Analytics cookies
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Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Additional information: Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics across all websites then visit this page.
How to control and delete cookies
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit the About Cookies website, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
General advice on Cookies
You may also find the Information Commissioner’s Office advice on cookies of interest.