Cookie Policy

Cookies In Use on This Site

Cookies and how they Benefit You

As almost all websites do, our website uses cookies to help provide you with the best experience we can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to log in every time you visit the site.
  • Remember your settings during and between visits.
  • Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook.
  • Continuously improve our website for you.
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Permitting us to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this and your continued use of our website to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site, you can learn how to do this below; however, doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work, including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
  • Showing you which pages you have recently visited
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site
  • Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g., you declined to use our app or take our survey)

There is no way to prevent these cookies from being set other than not to use our site.

Third-party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following, which uses cookies:

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily Like or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter, we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Site Improvement Cookies

We regularly test new designs or site features on our site. We do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously monitoring how our site visitors respond to these different versions. Ultimately this helps us to offer you a better website.

We use:

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g., Mac or Windows, which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should look for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at, etc. This helps us to improve our website continuously. These so-called “analytics” programs also tell us if people reached this site (e.g., from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use:

Advertising Cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers, or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.

You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com. You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices, although we would prefer that you didn’t as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.

We use:

Banner Adverts

We fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specializing in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visit so they can personalize the adverts to you, ensure that you don’t see the same adverts too frequently, and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working. Our partners include:

Affiliate Cookies

We have several partners who promote our service on a success-only basis (i.e., instead of paying for advertising, we pay them commissions on sales). Cookies are required to reward these partners, and these cookies are usually provided by specialist companies (known as affiliate networks). Neither us, the networks, or the partner advertising nor recommending our services can identify you personally. We ask you to support us by allowing these cookies, which ultimately help us offer you the service we do at the price we do. Our affiliate cookies are provided by:

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). However, doing so will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

Blocking Cookies

The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc.) will allow you to block cookies from being installed on your device via your browser settings.

Depending on your browser, further information can be obtained via the following links:

Mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to block cookies using their mobile browser.

Please be aware that restricting the use of cookies may impact the functionality of our website.

Deleting Cookies

The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc.) will allow you to delete selected / all cookies currently installed on your device.

Depending on your browser, further information can be obtained via the following links:

Similarly, mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to delete cookies using their mobile browser.

Please note that this will usually only remove any cookies currently installed on your device; you must also change your browser settings (above) if you wish to prevent cookies from being installed in the future. Please be aware that deleting cookies already stored on your device may impact the usability of our website.

For more information on cookies and how they work, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.