Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

In common with most other websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to help us understand how people use this site so that we can keep improving our Platform. We have created this Cookies Policy to provide you with clear and explicit information about the technologies that we use on this site, and your choices when it comes to these technologies.

If you choose to use the Platform without blocking or disabling cookies or opting out of other technologies, you will indicate your consent to our use of these cookies and other technologies and to our use (in accordance with this policy and the rest of our Privacy Policy) of any personal information that we collect using these technologies. If you do not consent to the use of these technologies, please be sure to block or disable them using your browser settings, or the settings within our mobile apps.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. These text files can be read by these websites and help to identify you when you return to a website. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer when you have gone offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to block and delete cookies, please visit aboutcookies.org.

This site uses cookies. Most websites do this. Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally, they’re here to make the site work better and allow us to analyse how it’s being used. You can delete these cookies as you wish, but some aspects of the site may not work correctly without cookies.

Site Cookies

  • Google Analytics Cookies — These cookies are used to track how people use the site. These cookies include _utma, _utmb, _utmc, and _utmz.

  • Account Cookies — If you have an account or comment on this site, cookies are used to verify you are the same person when you are logged in, and your preferences. These include cookies beginning with wordpress_ and wp-settings-.

  • Cookie Message — Once you have been informed about cookies, a cookie is stored to track that you have seen the message, and it won’t be shown again. This cookie is named cc_cookie_message.

Other Site Tools and Cookies

Clear GIFs: This site may use “clear GIFs”, sometimes known as “web bugs”, which are small image files that we embed into our email newsletters. These clear GIFs tell us whether you opened the newsletter, clicked on any of the content or forwarded the newsletter to someone else. This provides us with useful information regarding the effectiveness of our email newsletters, which we can use to ensure that we are delivering information that is relevant to our users.

Flash cookies: This site may use Flash cookies to synchronize information between apps and plugins. We do not use Flash cookies for the purposes of collecting any personal data, and do not use Flash cookies to respawn any cookies that you might previously have deleted.

HTML5 Local Storage: This site may use HTML5 local storage to store settings for apps and plugins. This site may use HTML5 local storage to store certain cookie data, including your user plan, authentication data, your username, and your display preferences. Depending on your browser you can remove local storage when clearing your cache and cookies. We do not use HTML5 local storage to collect any personal data.

Opting out

To opt-out of analysis by Google Analytics on our website and other websites, please visit Google Analytics Opt-out.

Clear GIFs are included in our email newsletters. You can unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time by following the link in the newsletter itself.

Consent to Cookies and Similar Technologies

We have done our best to provide you with clear and comprehensive information about our use of cookies and similar technologies. If you choose to use the Platform without blocking or disabling cookies or opting out of these technologies (as described above), you will indicate your consent to our use of these cookies and other technologies and to our use (in accordance with this policy and our Privacy Policy) of any personal information that we collect using these technologies. If you do not consent to the use of these technologies, please be sure to block or disable them using your browser settings, the opt-out links above, or the settings on your mobile device.

Last amended: 3 October 2014