A "cookie" is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information back from the browser.
A "Web beacon" is an invisible image file which provides limited information such as cookie number, time and date of URL request, and identifies which page was requested.
We or our third party advertising partners may place and read cookies on your browser and/or Web beacons to collect data in the advert serving process.
You will have noticed that many websites interupt your visit with a message notifying you that cookies are being used. Cookies provide essential functionality for many websites. So keep in mind that adjusting your cookie settings will affect the other websites you visit.
If you were to block all cookies, many websites would not work properly or at all. If you were to delete all cookies, any preferences and customisation would be lost across all websites you visit. Deleting all cookies also removes "opt-out" cookies - strictly necessary cookies that signal to websites that you wish to opt out of cookies in general. Hence by deleting all cookies, you would subsequently need to opt out from each website all over again to set the "opt-out" cookies again. Consequently we would advise against blocking or deleting all cookies.
If you do wish to change how your browser handles cookies, different browsers have different mechanisms by which cookies can be blocked, deleted or limited. The following links provide browser-specific help on managing cookies:
Each advertising technology provider sets its own cookies and it is possible to turn these cookies off on a cookie-by-cookie basis. You can find a list of advertising technology providers here.
For further information on cookies and privacy you may find the following resources useful:
If you want to contact us about cookies you may do so via our contact form.