Use of third party cookies
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They are used for many things, such as remembering whether you have visited the site before, so that you remain logged in - or to help the third party work out how many new website visitors they get each month. They contain information about the use of your computer, but do not include personal information about you (they do not store your name, for instance).
Third party websites may collect information automatically when you visit their site, using cookies.
The cookies allow them to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit.
You can choose, below, not to allow cookies. If you do, your experience with the website may not be as good as if you do allow cookies.
The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Website and your location.
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.
How to control cookies
These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser. Remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser, then these settings apply to all websites:
- Internet Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 (this page links to further information for different versions of IE - the mobile version is at http:/ /www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx).
Types of cookie that may be used during your visit to a third party website:
The following types of cookie are used on various websites. We do not list every single cookie used by name, but for each type of cookie, we tell you how you can control its use.
- Analytics cookies
These monitor how visitors move around the website and how they reached it. This is used so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users enjoy most, for instance. You can opt out of these if you want:
- Third-party service cookies
Social sharing, video and other services we offer are run by other companies. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them via our site or if you are already logged in to them.
Facebook's data use policy: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other
Add This (the service that runs some of our social sharing buttons): http://www.addthis.com/privacy#.T6j--usS0bw
These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you could change your browser setting to refuse all cookies (see above) if you do not wish to accept them.