What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files which are transferred to your computer or mobile when you visit a website or app. Cookies are widely used by websites in order to make them work more efficiently.
- Remember information about you, so that you don’t have to give it to us again, and again
- Help us understand how people are using our site, so we can improve it and understand who is interested in our services
- Manage your user session with third party providers so they can securely distinguish your use of their services from another user
- Deliver advertising to you or as part of using other services, such as Youtube video, which may be using them to deliver advertising to you
You can change your cookie settings at anytime. The BBC has a very good guide on how to stop your browser tracking your info.
Types of Cookies
We use “first party cookies” created by this website and only read by this website, but unfortunately it is hard to deliver interactive content, video and site analytics without also using “third party cookies”, which track you beyond this site. You can find out more about the different types of cookies here.
Due to embedding Youtube videos and other similar external content our website uses third party cookies from doubleclick.net, Google.com and Youtube.com. In addition some of the interactive experiences that we host on individual pages within this site may use other cookies that are essential to the delivery of the experience. If you don’t want any of these cookies you can remove them using the guides mentioned above.