Whenever you visit our websites, information may be collected using cookies and similar tools to improve your user experience and to enhance the performance of the website.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which a website's server may put on your computer, mobile phone or similar device when you first visit a site or page. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie and each cookie is unique to your web browser.
Cookies have many functions which help to enhance your user experience. For example they allow us to recognise you and remember your user preferences, they allow us to analyse the performance of the website and recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Most cookies do not collect information that identifies you, but instead collect general data about how a user uses a website and possibly their location. However, some cookies collect personal information, for example
Cookies can last for different durations and will otherwise be known as 'Session' or 'Persistent' cookies depending on how long they are used:
- Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. These persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated.
What are cookies?
In general terms, our cookies perform the following functions:
- 1. Essential Cookies
Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use all of its features. They allow you to log into secure areas of our website and access all of the content to which you have subscribed.
- 2. Performance Cookies
These cookies allow us to analyse how our users use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to quickly identify and fix any issues that arise and analyse patterns of user activity to develop a better user experience.
- 3. Functionality Cookies
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences, such as your username and any choices you have made in your subscription settings.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|__utma||This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site.||2 years.|
|__utmb, __utmc||These cookies work together to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site.||__utmb 30 minutes, __utmc expires when you close the browser.|
|__utmz||This cookie records information about how the page was reached (for example via a search engine result or a direct link).||6 months.|
|__utmv||Estimate our audience site and usage patterns.||Lifetime cookie.|
|remember_me||Recognise you when you return to our site.||2 weeks.|
|JSESSIONID||Is used for site access and login functionality.||Expires when you close the browser.|
|check_cookie||Is used for site access and login functionality.||Expires when you close the browser.|
|apUserAcceptsCookies||Allow you to use our site in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient.||1 year.|
|ACOOKIE||Estimate our audience site and usage patterns.||10 years.|
|s_cc||Estimate our audience site and usage patterns.||Expires when you close the browser.|
|s_sq||Estimate our audience site and usage patterns.||Expires when you close the browser.|
|s_vi||This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site.||5 years.|
|WT_FPC||Estimate our audience site and usage patterns.||10 years.|
|ev7||Store information about your preferences to make your browsing experience more convenient.||Expires when you close the browser.|
|printListCookie||Store information about your preferences to make your browsing experience more convenient.||Expires when you close the browser.||ilawToolbar||Store information about your preferences to make your browsing experience more convenient.||1 year.|
Third Party Cookies
Some of our websites contain cookies from third parties. These may fall into the functions outlined above, for example Google Analytics. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.
In addition, advertisers sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with relevant advertisements. If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/