About EU Cookies Law
The 'cookie law' was passed by the European Union last year, but the UK government allowed an extra year's grace before treating it as law here. That period of grace ceased at the end of May 2012.
The new law affects millions of websites across the EU. To find out how it affects yours, read on.
What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website can store on your computer to help keep track of a variety of things, for example if you want to stay logged into a website, or your preferences within a website.
Our cookies help us to:
Make our website work as you'd expect
Remember your settings during and between visits
Improve the speed/security of the site
Make it easier to improve our website
Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
Pass data to advertising networks
Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below:
More about our Cookies
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
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Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so, however, will 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 about 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.