Cookies

Cookies

This page contains information about the cookies that may be set by this website. To the extent the cookies used on this website collect personal data (which may include your IP address), this Cookies Policy should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy. These cookies will not be set all the time, some of the cookies listed will only be set if you look at specific pages or carry out specific actions. This page also provides information that can help you block or delete cookies set by this website.

Topics

1. How to control and delete cookies

This website will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.

This website uses services provided by other companies (e.g. Google, Vimeo) who also set cookies on this website on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing.

If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, please continue reading.

2. Categories of cookies used on this website

This website uses a number of different categories of cookies in particular:

Cookies “strictly necessary” for functionality of a website’s platform. These cookies are essential in order to enable users to move around a website and use its features.

“Performance” cookies which collect information about how users navigate a website, for instance which pages users access most frequently. They identify how users interact with a website, find out which pages seem to hold people up, which pages are not used often, which pages take a long time to load, what pages users tend to visit and in what order.

“Functionality” cookies which allow a website to remember choices made by a user based on e.g. language or region of user.

“Targeting or advertising” cookies used on a website to deliver adverts relevant to an identified machine or other device (not a named or otherwise identifiable person) which are tailored to interests associated with the website activity tied to that machine or device. For example, if cookie on a third party website recognises that a particular product was purchased from a particular device, that cookie may “talk to” marketing cookies on this website to ensure advertisements about similar products are displayed when this website is accessed from that device. These cookies are also used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They may also remember that this website has been visited from a device and share that information with marketing organisations. They may be used to monitor from which advertising source a user was first directed towards a website, so that the operator of that website knows whether it is worth investing in a particular advertising source. Usually this type of cookie will be operated by a third party.

Cookies are either stored in memory (session cookies) or placed on the user’s hard disk (persistent cookies). The key difference between the two is the time of expiration. Session cookies expire at the end of the session, i.e. when a user closes his browser window, the session cookie is deleted. Persistent cookies do not expire at the end of the session and remain on the hard disk. Session cookies allow users to be recognized within a website so any page changes or item or data selection he does are remembered from page to page. For more information on the cookies we use on this website please see the cookies table below.

Access is managed with a standard Cookie that will be set to persist and will allow automatic login on return and login into other resources.
Within these restricted areas other cookies may be set automatically. These cookies are associated with scripts and applications that are used as part of the administration system (for example by WYSIWG content editors).

3. Third Party Cookies

This website uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on this website on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see the links to the individual privacy policies listed below in the cookies table.

4. Cookies Table

Please see below for the cookies used on this website, information on what the cookie does, the category of cookie and duration that the cookie is set for.

Cookie

Information on cookies and the purposes for which they are used.

Category of Cookie

Duration of Cookie

Standard Cookie

Access is managed with a standard Cookie that will be set to persist and will allow automatic login on return and login into other resources.

https://wordpress.org/support/article/cookies/

Strictly necessary

15 days

_ga

 

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.

https://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

Analytics

Two years since last activity

_gid

 

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.

https://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

Analytics

Two years since last activity

_gat

This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.

https://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

Analytics

Two years since last activity

jwplayer.volume

This cookie is used to remember your preferences in the JW Player. For example, they remember the current volume state, the current mute state, and the last known bandwidth.

Media Preferences

Two years since last activity

jwplayer.mute

This cookie is used to remember your preferences in the JW Player. For example, they remember the current volume state, the current mute state, and the last known bandwidth.

Media Preferences

Two years since last activity

5. Third Party Links

We sometimes embed photos, audio and video content from websites such as Flickr, Soundcloud, YouTube and Vimeo. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Flickr, Soundcloud, YouTube or Vimeo, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. This website does not control the dissemination of these cookies.

You should check the relevant third party website privacy and cookies notice.

6. Sharing Tools

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that this website now carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks.

Examples of Social networks that provide sharing services are:

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

Sharing may be facilitated by the use of 3rd party services provided other companies, for example, ShareThis (www.sharethis.com) or AddThis (http://www.addthis.com)

These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. this website does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

7. Login Tools

This website may use a 3rd party service to allow users to login with an account the user holds with a Social Networking site. Examples of this are the ability to sign in with Twitter or Facebook accounts. This website does not control the dissemination of these cookies which are used to authenticate users. Please review the privacy and cookies policies for those 3rd parties where you utilise them to log in to our website.

8. Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)

This website may use the Adobe Flash Player to deliver its video content using services or software.

Software and services we use include:

To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects – or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known – are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash Cookies are stored on a user’s terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.

9. How to disable Flash Cookies

The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like bbc.co.uk or for all websites – see www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications such as this website iPlayer.

Please note that if you disable your Flash cookies for this website you may be unable to watch video content.

10. Further Information

Further information can be found in our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions pages.