As with most websites, to make this site work properly we place small data files called cookies on your device.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
Most cookies on this site are essential, and the site may well not work as expected without them.
Others may be set when you submit a form, log in or interact with the site in some other way, by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links.
We may also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site.
We may also use statistical tools on this site. These analytical tools may use 'cookies' to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. This information may be used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. We will not seek to link an IP address with the identity of a computer user.
We may also incorporate some third party ‘social media’ services into our websites, which may leave cookies on your machine – for example to make it simple to ‘share’ an article or to note other preferences. These services include but are not limited to:
How to control cookies
You will be asked whether you accept cookies on first use of the site, and you can reconsider at any time using the site-wide tool provided.
You also have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings on your browser. allaboutcookies.org offers some detailed information for doing this using a wide variety of browsers, and aboutcookies.org offers more information about deleting and controlling cookies.