Cookie Policy

Dated 26 July 2017

Information about our use of cookies

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We use Google Analytics for this purpose.  Google Analytics uses its own cookies. These cookies don’t collect information that identify a visitor.  All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.  It is only used to improve how the site works.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web page which you can customise.
  • Social Media Cookies. These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our site or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking site such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+.  The social network will record that you have done this.  This information may be linked to targeting/advertising activities.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

CookieNamePurposeMore information
Strictly necessarywordpress_[hash]On login, WordPress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/More information about the cookies used by WordPress can be found at https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Cookies
Strictly necessarywordpress_logged_in_[hash]After login, WordPress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you're logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.More information about the cookies used by WordPress can be found at https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Cookies
Strictly necessarywp-settings-{time}-[UID]WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.More information about the cookies used by WordPress can be found at https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Cookies

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after two weeks. You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.

By using this website you consent to us deploying cookies as described above. If you do not wish to accept cookies from our site, or would like to stop permanent cookies being stored on your computer in the future you can change the settings in your browser to decline and/or delete cookies.  The “Help” section on your browser menu will provide guidance on how to do this. Please note, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Our Corporate Partners

We enjoy outstanding support from the media industry. Our partners include: