What are cookies?
Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are either stored in the memory of your computer or other device such as mobile phones or tablet devices (these cookies are generally known as session cookies) or are placed on the hard drive of your device (generally known as persistent cookies).
For more details about cookies and details of how to delete and disable cookies you can visit www.aboutcookies.org and also see our section on more information and turning cookies off below.
For more info check out the ICC UK Cookie Guide.
First party cookies
Cookies for performance
We use Google Analytics, which creates a number of first-party cookies:
We don't share the data that Google Analytics collects, and we don't believe that our use of Google Analytics intrudes on your privacy. We use the data that is collected in the following ways:
- to report, in aggregate, how our visitors find and use our website;
- to understand overall visitor behaviour; and
- to inform how we update and improve our website.
To opt out of our use of Google Analytics you may wish to consider using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Cookies from other providers
We also may use the following services:
We may use YouTube to host video content. When you view a web page on our site with an embedded YouTube video, YouTube creates at least three cookies:
Click here for an overview of privacy at Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/privacy/policy
We may use the Twitter "Follow Button" plugin to help us market our business using Twitter. The plugin detects whether you are logged in to Twitter when you visit our website and uses this information to present either a "Follow" or "You Follow" message with various other details from Twitter.
If you signup for our newsletter, there may cookies set by MailChimp (the newsletter service we use) containing anonymous, non personally-identifiable information to identify if you signed correctly and how you use MailChimp. We do not control these cookies.
More information: http://www.mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)
We may use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video content services, such as Vimeo, BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and our own flash player throughout the site. 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.
How to disable Flash Cookies
The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain or for all websites - see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details.
How to disable cookies
Please contact us at email@example.com if you require further information about cookies stored on any of our websites.