Cookies on OUR SITES

These sites, like many others, uses small files called "cookies" to help customise your experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them.

This page contains information on what cookies are, the cookies used by and, how to switch cookies off in your browser, and some useful links for further information

What are 'cookies'?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. Your devices are able to read and write these files, allowing them to store things such as personalisation details or user preferences. Each web domain can only access cookies stored by that specific web domain, meaning that only and servers can access the cookies. Most web pages contain elements from multiple web domains. Therefore when you visit or, your browser may receive cookies from several sources.

How do YOU use cookies?

A visit to a page on or may generate Anonymous analytics cookies.

What are Anonymous analytics cookies?

Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you've visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don't, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only. This allows us, for example, to tell which pages are the most visited at any one time.

How do I turn cookies off?

It is possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, you may find that some aspects of or will stop working or work less well if you do this. 

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful; otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online choices