You can read more information about cookies and how they work at All About Cookies.org and information about how online advertising works at Your Online Choices (these are third party websites that do not control).
The cookies used by our website fall into the following categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies: required for the effective and secure use of our website
- Analytical cookies used to recognise when you visit our website and how you interact with it so that we can improve the way our website works
- Functionality cookies: used to recognise when you visit our website so that we can personalise our content for you and remember your preferences
- Targeting cookies: used to ensure that the advertising displayed on our website is more relevant to you and your interests
We are required to obtain your consent to all cookies except those that are strictly necessary. You will be asked to confirm your consent when you first visit our website and you can change your cookie settings for our website at any time. Alternatively, you can clear cookies after you visit our website, use a tracking blocker such as Privacy Badger or, for the analytical cookies stored by Google, install the Google Analytics opt-out extension.
If you block or restrict cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of our website.
The specific cookies and other technologies used by our website are as follows:
|__gads||Targeting||?||Associated with Google DoubleClick for Publishers with regard to the showing of adverts on the site|
|__utmz||Analytical||6 months||Set by Google Analytics with regard to tracking visitor behaviour measure of site performance|
|__utmt||Analytical||10 minutes||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate|
|__utmc||Analytical||?||Used by Google Analytics to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance|
|__utmb||Analytical||30 minutes||Used by Google Analytics to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance|
|__utma||Analytical||2 years||Used by Google Analytics to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance|
|__utmv||Analytical||2 years||An optional additional cookie set by Google Analytics to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance|
|csrftoken||Strictly necessary||1 year||Associated with the Django web development platform and used to help protect the site against software attacks on web forms|
|_gid||Analytical||24 hours||Used by Google Universal Analytics to identify new visits to the site|
|sessionid||Strictly necessary||2 weeks||Used to create a unique user session on the site|
|IDE||Targeting||1.5 years||Used by DoubleClick to serve targeted advertisements. See here for more information|
|NID||Targeting||6 months||Set by DoubleClick to help build a profile of interests and show relevant ads on other sites|
Facebook Connect, Impressions and Social Graph
We use a number of tools provided by Facebook to enable visitors to sign into Facebook through our website (Facebook Connect), track the number of times a Facebook advertisement is displayed on our website and visits to pages on our website with the Facebook login button (Facebook Impressions) and learn more about you and your connections (Facebook Social Graph). See Facebook and Privacy.
We may choose to embed videos from our YouTube using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.