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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They are used by most websites, cannot harm your computer, and allow our websites to recognise your computer in order to provide functionality like saving your preferences on a site.

Which cookies do we use on our sites and why?

The list below sets out the main cookies that we use on this site and what we use them for.

Analytics cookies

The Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics tools collect information about how visitors use our websites, for example how many visitors came to our website and when, what browsers visitors use and how long visitors stay on the site. This data does not contain any information that is personal to you.

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Hotjar

Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experiences (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click). Hotjar uses cookies to collect data on our users’ behaviour and their devices. Hotjar honours the Do Not Track Header. If you wish to prevent these cookies, please install this header and Hotjar will not track you. This data does not contain any information that is personal to you.

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Advertising cookies

The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.

We may from time to time use pixels from advertising providers like Facebook, Twitter, MediaMath and Google Adwords in order to deliver ads that are relevant to you and your interests. These cookies can track your browsing history across our websites.  If you wish to prevent these cookies you can opt out of these cookies through your device’s browser security settings or via any account you have with the advertising providers. If you would like more specific information about how to change your browser settings, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

We also use the Facebook Pixel, which (if you are a Facebook user) enables us to deliver adverts that are relevant to you via Facebook. The Facebook Pixel is a cookie that collects information about your visit to our site (such as your IP address ). That information is relayed to Facebook by the Facebook Pixel. If you do not have a Facebook account the data is not used and is deleted.  If you have a Facebook account, Facebook can then recognise you from your IP address the next time you log in to Facebook and deliver  advertising to you based on the information it collected from your visit to our site.  If you wish to stop the Facebook Pixel from collecting information, you can do so by changing your settings in your account: https://en-gb.facebook.com/help/568137493302217 .

We also use Twitter’s cookies on our site which operate in a similar way. You can prevent these cookies from operating through your device’s browser security settings by changing the settings in your account  https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads.

A/B testing cookies

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From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

Account related cookies

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

Social media cookies

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These are "Add This"/"Share This" social media cookies. These cookies enable users, if they wish, to login to their accounts on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest and share content from our websites with their friends. These cookies do not allow us access to your accounts or provide us with any confidential information relating to any of your accounts.

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These are third party Facebook cookies. These cookies enable users, if they wish, to login to their Facebook account share content from our websites with their friends. These cookies do not allow us access to your accounts or provide us with any confidential information relating to your accounts.

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These are third party Twitter cookies. These cookies enable users, if they wish, to login to their Twitter account share content from our websites with their friends. These cookies do not allow us access to your accounts or provide us with any confidential information relating to your accounts.

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This is a third party Pinterest cookie. These cookies enable users, if they wish, to login to their Twitter account share content from our websites with their friends. These cookies do not allow us access to your accounts or provide us with any confidential information relating to your accounts.

Login related cookies

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

Shopping Cookies

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These cookies are necessary to enable users on our site to browse and purchase titles. These help perform essential functionality such as remembering what items you have added to your shopping cart, keeping you logged in to your shopping account or remembering your order number.

Surveys related cookies

From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

Forms related cookies

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Site preferences cookies

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

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These are third party cookies placed by YouTube videos we have embedded on the site. We do not control the setting of these cookies so please check the websites of these third-parties for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Third-Party Cookies

Some features used on this website may involve a cookie being sent to your computer by a third party. For example, if you view or listen to any embedded audio or video content you may be sent cookies from the site where the embedded content is hosted. Likewise, if you share any content on this website through social networks (for example by clicking a Facebook “like” button or a “Tweet” button) you may be sent cookies from these websites. We do not control the setting of these cookies so please check the websites of these third parties for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

How to manage cookies

To make full use of this site, your device must be set to accept cookies otherwise some of its functionality (for example online shopping) may not work.

If you nevertheless want to restrict, block or disable cookies, you can do so by changing your browser settings. If you would like more specific information about how to change your browser settings, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org, which has detailed information for each browser as well as more information about cookies in general.

You may also opt out of Facebook and Twitter's use of cookies and pixel re-marketing through the settings on your Facebook (https://en-gb.facebook.com/help/568137493302217) or Twitter account (https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads), or through use of the Digital Advertising Alliance's YourAdChoices tool (http://optout.aboutads.info).