Information about our use of cookies

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Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our websites. This helps us to provide you with a personalised experience when you browse our websites and also allows us to improve our sites.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

Cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our sites. This helps us to improve the way our websites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie NameTypeDescription
__gadsLong living cookieThird-party cookie from Amazon - Related to the images and videos on our web site.
__utmaLong living cookieThird-party cookie from Google - Related to web statistics.
__utmbLong living cookieThird-party cookie from Google - Related to web statistics.
__utmcLong living cookieThird-party cookie from Google - Related to web statistics.
__utmzLong living cookieThird-party cookie from Google - Related to web statistics.
armidLong living cookieOur internal web statistics system uses this to track unique visitors to our web site.
competitionLong living cookieUsed to store your details from web competitions, so that we can fill them in automatically for you next time.
customformLong living cookieUsed to store your details from web competitions, so that we can fill them in automatically for you next time.
criteouk979Medium term cookieUsed to store your details from web forms, so that we can fill them in automatically for you next time.
JEB2Long living cookieThird Party cookie from AdTech - Related to the ads on our web site.
sdchpMedium term cookieThird Party cookie from AdTech - Related to the ads on our web site.
siteNo longer usedLegacy cookie from our old web sites, we are working to remove this from user's computers.
skystruqlbMedium term cookieThird Party cookie from AdTech - Related to the adverts on our web site.
skystruqmpuMedium term cookieThird Party cookie from AdTech - Related to the adverts on our web site.
skystruqskyMedium term cookieThird Party cookie from AdTech - Related to the adverts on our web site.
struqotherMedium term cookieThird Party cookie from AdTech - Related to the adverts on our web site.

Please note that our advertisers and other third parties may also use cookies and other technologies, over which we have no control. For more information about these technologies, and how to "opt out" of information collection by these companies, we suggest you visit the Network Advertising Initiative. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Our websites sometimes carry embedded 'share' buttons to enable users to easily share articles and other content with their friends and followers through a number of popular social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. The 'Help' function within your browser should tell you how. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our sites.

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