We want our website to be informative and user friendly and we use cookies to achieve this aim and for a number of other reasons which we have detailed below.

By continuing to use our website you agree to our use of cookies. It is possible to control the use and adjust the cookie settings and you can read more about this in "How to control and delete cookies"

If you do change the use and setting of our cookies, this may affect your use of our website and you may not be able to use some of our services.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of data which our website places on your computer’s hard drive. The cookie helps us to analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular website. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual and lets our website tailor its operation to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about you. We use cookies help us to provide you with a better website.

What cookies do we use?

Our website uses persistent and session cookies:

  • Persistent cookie allows a website to recognise users when they return to a site and keep certain information on user preferences. These cookies stay on a computer until they are deleted by the user.
  • Session cookies allow a website to carry over information from one page to another so that a user does not have to re-enter information. These cookies deleted themselves at the end of the session or at a certain time.

Cookies that we use

Google Analytics Cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form:.

A - stores each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit.

B & C - are used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends.

Z - stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link). To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

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Third Party and Social Media cookies

Third Party cookies

We deal with carefully selected third parties (eg advertisers and providers of services such as web traffic analysis) who assist us to bring you our website and our third party partners may set cookies during your visit. More details are given below.

Fetchback Cookies

We partner with FetchBack to serve ads and/or collect certain information when you visit our website. FetchBack may use cookies or web beacons to collect information such as IP Address, pages viewed, and if a conversion occurred during your visit to this website. This information is used in order to help show advertisements on other websites likely to be more interesting to you.

To learn more about this “behavioral advertising” practice you can visit

To opt out of Fetchback tracking please click here.

Links to other websites

Our website contain links to other websites. These third party sites will have their own privacy policies and may collect and use your personal information in different way. You should read their own privacy policy.

Social Media cookies

Facebook Cookies

This website carries embedded ‘share’ Facebook buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through Facebook.

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Twitter Cookies

Twitter may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to improve their service including understanding user interaction, monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing. Twitter's privacy policy page.

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LinkedIn Cookies

LinkedIn cookie, introduced by the LinkedIn share button. Used to track which pages the user visits to collect them. For more information visit LinkedIn's privacy policy page.

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How to delete and control cookies

Most browsers automatically accept cookies but you can adjust your browser so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser.

If you do change your settings, you may find that some parts of the site will not function properly.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

If you do not adjust your browser you will accept cookies provided by this website.