To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
Types of cookie that may be used during your visit
1. Analytics cookies
The cookies monitor how visitors navigate the site and how they reached it. This is used so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of article users prefer most, for example.
You can opt out of these cookies at the following address:
2. Third-party service cookies
Social sharing, video and other services we offer are run by various other companies, which may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our site or if you are already logged in to them.
Facebook’s data use policy: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other
AddThis (social sharing buttons): http://www.addthis.com/privacy#.T6j–usS0bw
3. Ad serving cookies
We sell space on this website to advertisers. As part of this, we use several services to help us and advertisers understand what adverts you might be interested in. These cookies hold information about the computer – they don’t hold personal information about you (ie it’s not linked to you as an individual). But they might hold a record of what other websites you’ve looked at.
These is a list of services we use and how you can control their cookies: