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We use cookies to help us make our website easy to use and meet your needs.

By continuing to use our website you agree to our use of cookies. We have given you instructions on how to change our cookies below.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file of data which our website places on your computer’s hard drive. The cookie helps us look at web traffic or lets us know when you visit a particular website.

Cookies allow websites to respond to you as an individual and let us tailor our website to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about you.

There are 2 types of cookies:

Persistent cookies allow a website to recognise users when they return to a site and keep certain information on user preferences. These cookies stay on a computer until they are deleted by the user.
Session cookies allow a website to carry over information from one page to another so that a user does not have to re-enter information. These cookies delete themselves at the end of the session or at a certain time.

What cookies do we use?

We use Google Analytics (Read more here) and also a website system called WordPress which only sets cookies in case where you are given login details and need to access a user account. Currently this level of access is only given to our Admins and Writers.

We also use AdSense cookies to improve advertising. this is so that the ads we serve to you are relevant to you and fit in with the overall theme of the site. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance and to avoid showing ads that the user has already seen.

Cookies themselves contain no personally identifiable information. Depending on the publisher’s and the user’s settings, information associated with cookies used in advertising may be added to the user’s Google account.

Opting out of ads personalisation

If a user opts out of ads personalisation using Google’s Ads Settings, they will no longer receive personalised advertising from Google.

How to delete and control cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behaviour such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).

It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of sites, or prevent them from working correctly at all.