Privacy

Privacy and Cookie information

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a tiny file that stores information on your computer when you visit a web site. You can find out more about cookies by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. Cookies enable us to improve our service to you, estimate our audience size and usage patterns, store information about your preferences and recognize you when you return to our site.

By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies. You can set your web browser to refuse cookies (or just to refuse third party cookies), but if you do this you may not be able to enjoy full use of the site and you may not be able to take advantage of certain promotions we may run from time to time. Scroll down for information on how to manage cookies in standard browsers.

WHAT COOKIES ARE SET ON THIS WEBSITE?

The table below shows all of the cookies that might be set by us when you visit our site and why we use them.

Cookies Description
_utma Addthis sets Share and Like options to Social Media, like Facebook and Twitter. It makes sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _utmv Google Analytics is Google’s free web analytics tool that mainly helps website owners to understand how their visitors engage with their website. It also sets cookies on the domain of the site you are visiting. It uses a set of cookies to collect information anonymously and report website trends without identifying individual visitors.
_cuvid This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to the site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits the site, a new __cuid cookie is written with a different visitor unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that the application uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
_cusid code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on the site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on the site for longer than 30 minutes.
_cuvon Used to signal the last time a visitor viewed a page.

MANAGING YOUR COOKIES

Changing your cookie settings

To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the 'Help', 'Tools' or 'Edit' facility). Alternatively, see below specific information about how to enable or disable cookies.

Most Internet browsers give you the option of adjusting their settings allow you to automatically refuse cookies either generally or from specific sites. To adjust these settings, we would recommend that you contact the supplier of you browser and browser add-ons for more information.

How can I control my cookies and how do I turn cookies off?

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. We have provided a helpful way to do this in the outline below. Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance and prompt you every time a cookie is sent to you or to allow you to choose not to receive cookies at all. If you wish to block cookies, you can follow the instructions.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Select ‘Tools’ from the main task bar then ‘Internet Options’

2. Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab

3. Choose the level of cookie security you want, ranging from Block All Cookies, High, Medium High, Medium (default level), Low and Accept All Cookies

4. For more detailed information on these options under Internet Explorer, please click on one of the links below.

IE 9 - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/How-to-manage-cookies-in-Internet-Explorer-9

IE 7/8 - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

 

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Spanner icon and select ‘Settings’ from the drop down list

2. Click on the ‘Show Advanced Settings’ link

3. Click on the ‘Content Settings’ button under the ‘Privacy’ heading

4. Change the cookie setting to ‘Block sites from setting any data’

5. Click on the ‘Ok’ button

6. Click on the ‘Close’ icon on the tab

 

Firefox

1. Select ‘Tools’ from the main task bar and then ‘Options’

2. Click on the ‘Privacy’ panel

3. Under the ‘Cookies’ section uncheck the ‘Accept cookies from sites’ option

 

Opera

1. Select ‘Settings’ from the main task bar and then ‘Preferences’

2. Click on the ‘Advanced’ panel and then ‘Cookies’

3. Click on ‘Never accept cookies’

4. Click on ‘OK’

 

Safari

1. Click on the Tools button from the main task bar and then ‘Preferences’

2. Click on the ‘Security’ panel

3. Under the ‘Accept Cookies’ section click on ‘Never’

4. Click on the X in the top right corner to close box

  

To enable cookies

If you are not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:

For PCs: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select the 'About' option
For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the 'About' option

All other browsers

Please consult your documentation or online help files.

THIS SITE USES COOKIES

For more information about cookies:

www.aboutcookies.org

www.youronlinechoices.com

www.allaboutcookies.org