We've created this page to help you understand more about how cookies work and how we use them. Your browser or device may allow you to block them, but you will not be able to use some features on our website if you block them.

The law requires us to provide you with detailed information about the cookies that may be set when you visit our sites. Other than for so called strictly necessary cookies where no consent is required, the law also requires us to obtain your consent to the use of cookies. This policy aims to provide you with information about cookies, how they are used on our sites and how we get your consent.


What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit most web pages; cookies do a number of things that help you to manage your web experience. The types of cookies that are set by our sites and what they do are listed below. The cookies set by our sites will be recognised each you visit that site.

Some features on our websites and in our mobile apps will not function if you do not allow cookies.

Not all the cookies described below are set by us. Some of our partners (for example advertisers) may also set cookies.

You can find more general information about cookies at this website:

Our cookies - we've categorised our cookies into 4 groups:


1. Strictly Necessary

You need these cookies for our websites and mobile apps to work properly. For example, if there is a local element to this website, youll need these cookies to access it.


2. Performance

These cookies allow us to count the total amount of page visits and sources of traffic so we can measure and improve the performance of our sites and applications. They also enable us to see how users, on an anonymised aggregated basis, use our sites. A third party provider sets these cookies for us and provides reports on how our sites are used. For more information on how this cookie operates, please go to this link: .

Unless you are a signed in registered VIP (see below), this cookie will never collect information in a way that could identify you personally.


3. Functional

We use a number of social media tools (for example, Twitter, Facebook) to make our websites and mobile apps better and encourage visitor interaction. If you already use these social media platforms then their cookies may be set through our websites or mobile apps. They do this, not us - it allows data to be collected by these companies which enables them to serve adverts on other sites that they think are relevant to your interests. If you do not use social media tools, then you wont pick up any of those kinds of cookies.


4. Personalisation

These cookies allow us to provide a high quality experience by customising our content offering to you across our sites and, if you are a registered VIP, also in our other communications with you. We might use the information collected by these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on the articles and other content you view when visiting any of our websites. They also help us manage our advertising for example, and assist our advertising partners in presenting more relevant advertising to you on our websites and in our mobile apps. Theyll do things like log when weve shown you an advert, so we dont show it to you too often. If you are a registered VIP of one of our sites then we will use these cookies to identify you visiting that site or any of our other sites, without needing to ask for registration details every time. Also, if you are a registered VIP and have signed up to receive our newsletters or other communications, then the information we collect by using the cookies will be linked to your registered account, which will enable us to send you personalised emails including content tailored to your browsing preferences, based on the articles and content you read on our site.


How we get your consent

The first time you visit this site after this policy becomes effective or at any other time after you have deleted our cookies from your device, you will be presented with a notice informing you that our sites use cookies. That notice will include a link to this policy. If you decide to continue through the sites after being presented with that notice, we will assume that we have your consent to set cookies as described in this policy.

The personalisation cookie will only be set if you register as a VIP with any of our sites. We can only provide you with personalised services as a registered VIP if you consent to our use of the personalisation cookie. You will be required to consent to the use of cookies during the registration process by ticking the box to accept the Cookie Policy. If at any time you wish to withdraw your consent, you can disable the personalisation cookie but you may be asked again for your account login information and you will not receive personalised communications while the cookie is disabled.

The law does not require us to ask for your consent to use Strictly Necessary cookies. We will automatically set these cookies when you use the Site(s). If you delete or block these cookies, you will not be able to use some features of the Site(s).


Disabling or blocking cookies

You can delete cookies at any time using your internet browser settings and you can also set your browser so that cookies are automatically blocked and prevented from being set. If you want to learn how to disable cookies or if you want more information on cookies, please click here.

If you disable or block cookies, our websites may not function properly and you may not be able to use all of the features of our sites. For instance, if you are a registered VIP of our sites and you delete or block the personalisation cookie referred to above, the next time you visit the sites you will be prompted to log in again and if you dont log in you will be presented with a non-personalised version of the sites that does not take account of your previously selected preferences.


Third party advertising

Some of the advertising that is displayed on our Sites is provided by third party advertisers and advertising networks. They may use cookies to ensure that particular advertisements are not shown to you too many times to collect information about the types of websites that you visit so that they can show you advertising that is relevant to your particular interests. Similarly, some of the advertising that is displayed on our Sites may have been chosen for you based on your browsing on third party Sites. We do not set these cookies ourselves and so cannot control when and how they are set on your computer or other device. You can block, delete or disable them as described below. You may also be able to express certain preferences about online behavioural advertising on this website: .

What are your choices regarding cookies

We only use non-essential and marketing cookies after gaining consent.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent either by clicking the button below:

change my preferences

Or you can instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

What cookie do we use

Necessary (1):

Preferences (2):

Statistics (3):

Marketing (0):

Where can you find more information about cookies

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites: