What are 'cookies'?

'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, firefox, chrome etc) on your computer or mobile device. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise one user from another and respond appropriately.

Cookies on this site

We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site and to provide you with basic features. We also use cookies to collect page analytics in order to discover which content is being viewed

Our Responsibility

We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies)

Our Cookies

Name Cookie Description
Google Analytics _utma
In order to capture the popularity of our content we use google analytics to record your interactions with the site. No personal information or content collected via registration and similar forms are collected via this system. If you wish to opt out of this service you may download the official Google opt out tool
PHP Session PHPSESSID A mechanism used by our web server to identify you from another users.
Ad Token OAID A mechanism used by our ad delivery network to record user advert interactions.

Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example YouTube or Flickr, and these sites may set their own cookies.