Cookies Policy

Cookies are small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers. Cookies are used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones, and other devices. Other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes. In this policy, we refer to all of these technologies as “cookies.”

About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies that we use

Description Cookie Used
Cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website. sessionid
Protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally. csrftoken,sessionid
We use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you. NID

Cookies used by our service providers

Description Cookie Used
Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. _ga, _gat
We use Intercom for user support requests. Intercom-id, intercom-session,intercom-lou
We use Facebook and Google to login our users. This service uses cookies for authenticating users. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https//facebook.com/privacy. The relevant cookies are _avc1
Embedded videos in web pages. VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Used to manage the share count, until the sharing cache is updated. __atssc
Used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later. __atuvc
Used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later, but before the sharing cache was updated. No info from this cookie is sent back to AddThis. It is created and used only on the client. __atuvs
Embedding Facebook content. datr

Managing Cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials /security/cookies/ (Opera);

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari);

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.