Cookie Policy

We place great emphasis on our responsible use and protection of your data. Therefore, we have established an extremely comprehensive procedural system that provides maximum data security:
For example, all the data that you send to us during and after registration or Login (for example, your contact information, profile information, payment information when ordering a paid subscription) is SSL-encrypted (Secure Socket Layer).  Our firewalls also protect the information from unauthorised access.
Like many other sites, our sites use small files called cookies.  We use cookies to optimise your experience on our websites.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text file containing a string of characters that are stored on your devices which include your computer and your mobile phone via your browsers (for example, Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc.…).  They are used to improve the performance of our websites and the services you receive. For example, cookies may be used for:
Site Performance Cookies
This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on our websites, so you do not need to repeatedly give the same information.
Anonymous Analytics Cookies:
Every time someone visits our websites, software provided by another organisation (for Example, Google Analytics) generates an ‘anonymous analytics cookie’.  These cookies tell us whether or not you have visited our website before.  The way it works, your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, new ones are automatically generated.  So the purpose of these cookies allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit our sites.  Unless you are signed in to our websites, we cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We can only use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page. On the other hand, if you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as your username and email address. Analysing data, anonymously, helps us to improve our site for users’ needs and preferences.
Geotargetting Cookies
These cookies are used by software which tries to work out what country you are from.  This s achieved by using the information supplied by your browser when you click on our websites. This cookie is completely anonymous, and we only use it to help target our content.
Registration cookies
When you register with our website, we generate cookies that let us know whether you are signed in or not.  These cookies are used to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to particular areas of the website. It also allows us to link any comments you post with your username to your account.
Third Party Advertising Cookies
Most of the advertisements you see on and are provided by other organisations. These organisations will use their own anonymous cookies to track the numbers of people who have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once.
The organisations that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and we have no access to read or write these cookies. These organisations may use their cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to our websites.
Other third party cookies
On some pages of our website, other organisations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organisation access the data in cookies we use on our website.
For example, when you share an article using a social-media sharing button (for example, Facebook) on the, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.
How do I turn cookies off?
It is possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, without using cookies, we can’t tell if you are signed in, so you would not be able to access the main areas of the websites.
You do have the ability to change your browser settings.  If you continue to use our website without changing your settings, we will accept your consent to receive these cookies.  However, if you wish to change your privacy settings at any time, you will find instructions and guidance on


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