Our cookies help us:
- make our website work as you'd expect
- remember your settings during and between visits
- 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).
- collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- pay sales commissions.
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.
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There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Third party functions
- YouTube videos
- E-activist, who helps us with our campaigning.
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.
Anonymous visitor statistics cookies
- how many people have visited our website
- what type of technology they are using (eg Mac or Windows, which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies)
- how long they spend on the site
- what page they look at etc.
This helps us to continuously improve our website. The analytics program also tells us, on a completely anonymous basis, how people reached this site (eg from a search engine) and whether they have been here before, helping us develop our services for you.
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards such as http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/iab-good-practice-principles.
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.
You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves, pay or use our grants for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a remarketing cookie during your visit. We use these adverts to help you find what you're looking for. Don't worry, we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies at anytime as explained above.
Turning cookies off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our website and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so-called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.