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What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognize and remember you. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. When you visit our sites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies.

 

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our site, including:

  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our site
  • Showing you other products and services that may be relevant to you

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.

If you are required to login to any page (for example a membership page) we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices.

If you edit or publish an article on our site, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just accessed.

 

Can I stop cookies?

Yes. It is possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether by changing your browser’s cookie settings. Cookies may also be deleted from your system at any time. You can usually find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser.