Privacy and Cookies

The Use of Cookies

We want to make our website as useful and reliable as possible. In order to make our website a better experience and to provide some of the services we provide we use small files, called cookies, to store small amounts of information on your device (e.g. PC, tablet or smart phone). They cannot be used to identify you personally.

This information is used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Recognising that you may have set preferences on a previous visit so we can display content appropriate to you
  • Measuring how people are using the website so we can improve how we present our content to you

If you do not wish these cookies to be tracked you can disable them in your browser, but this may negatively effect your experience on the site.

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using our website:

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

 

First Party Cookies

Name Purpose

exp_last_activity

Allows us to remember the last time you interacted with the site within the current visit

exp_tracker

Allows us to remember the last 5 pages you viewed

 

Third Party Cookies

Name Purpose

guest_id

Stores information used by Twitter to identify you when tweeting about an article

Cookies with names prefixed by ‘__utm’

Stores information used by Google Analytics to track user activity on the site.