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Cookie Policy

We respect your privacy and are committed to providing you with the information and tools you need to manage your cookies.

Cookies on our site

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text stored on your computer when you visit almost any website. Companies use them to:

  • Verify your identity, to ensure your security and privacy
  • Determine the browser and settings you are using to provide optimised content
  • Understand the way you navigate through websites, so firms can make improvements
  • Help site owners and third-party advertisers tailor content to your preferences

Our policy

We respect your privacy and are committed to providing you with the information and tools you need to manage your cookies.

Some cookies are essential to the function of this website. Some help us improve the way our website works, and others help third-party partners provide you with ads that reflect your interests.

This site provides three different levels of cookies – essential, moderate and optimal. These are described in more detail below.

You’ll receive our optimal cookie setting by default, as it enables us to give you the best possible browsing experience and provide content that is relevant, targeted and personalised to you. If you’d like to edit your cookie settings, you can do so below.

Review your cookies settings

 

Important information

If you disable one or more cookie categories, we'll stop using that type of cookie to gather any further information. However, we may still use information collected from existing cookies on your device. If you want to delete existing cookies from your browser, you’ll need to do so manually from your device. Find out how to do this at https://www.aboutcookies.org/.

 

Essential cookies

These are the minimum required to ensure that our website is secure, performs as expected, and displays information in the correct format.

You cannot deactivate these cookies, as without them we are unable to provide this website to you.

TYPE OF COOKIE SOURCE OF COOKIE FUNCTION
Spectrum functional Spectrum Adapt the cookie offering and content on site

Moderate cookies

This level includes essential cookies, plus those used for tracking the performance of the website and counting in-bound traffic from marketing campaigns. They help us understand the way you travel to and through our website, so we can improve segmentation and make it easier for you to find the information you need.

SOURCE OF COOKIE FUNCTION
Spectrum Identify and group members, providing behavioural data
Third-party Identify member and non-member visitors, and establish the source site of new members
Third-party

Track users through the site

Third-party Track users through the site
Third-party Track the behaviour of site visitors anonymously

Optimal cookies

This is our recommended setting, as it includes all essential and moderate cookies plus those used for analysing the way you use our website. These cookies help ensure that ads you see across social media and advertising networks are relevant to you and your interests.

TYPE OF COOKIE SOURCE OF COOKIE FUNCTION
Third-party ad-serving technology DoubleClick DFA Enable visitor analysis. Serve user-tailored ads in pre-set locations
Third-party ad network Adnetik Enable visitor analysis. Provide tailored ads based on context and on-site user behaviour
Third-party ad network GDN, Web Financial Group, AND Media, Media6Degrees, Specific Media, Radium1

Provide tailored ads according to on-site user behaviour

Third-party ad network Third-party Track users through the site

Cookie management

You can manage cookies by changing the settings in the web browser on your computer or tablet. To manage cookies on your mobile phone, you may need to refer to your handset manual.

Google Chrome

  • Click the 'burger' icon in the browser's toolbar
  • Select 'Settings'
  • Click 'Show advanced settings'
  • Choose 'Privacy' and then 'Content settings'
  • To enable cookies, in the 'Cookies' section, tick 'Allow local data to be set (recommended)'. This option enables both first and third-party cookies
  • To allow only first-party cookies, enable 'Block all third-party cookies without exception'
  • To disable cookies, select 'Block sites from setting any data'

There are multiple levels of cookie enablement in Chrome. For more information, click here.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 
Versions 9-11

  • Select 'Tools' from the top of your browser's window
  • Choose 'Internet Options'
  • Navigate to the 'Privacy' tab
  • Click 'Advanced'. Here you can choose to 'Accept' 'Block' or 'Prompt' both first and third-party cookies
  • To disable cookies, tick 'Block'

There are multiple levels of cookie enablement in Internet Explorer. For more information, click here.

Microsoft Edge

  • Click the menu button
  • Choose 'Settings' and then 'View advanced settings'
  • Under 'Cookies' choose either 'Don't block cookies' or 'Block only third party cookies'
  • To disable cookies, click on 'Block all cookies'

There are multiple levels of cookie enablement in Firefox. For more information, click here.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on the 'burger' button at the top of the browser (or 'Tools' if using Windows XP)
  • Select 'Options'
  • Click 'Privacy'
  • Set 'Firefox will' to 'Use custom settings for history'
  • Select 'Accept cookies from sites' and your preferred treatment of third-party cookies
  • To disable cookies, remove the check mark from 'Accept cookies from sites'
  • Click 'OK' to close the window

There are multiple levels of cookie enablement in Firefox. For more information, click here.

Opera

  • In the browser's menu, select 'Settings'
  • Under cookies, tick 'Allow local data to be set (recommended)'
  • To disable cookies, select 'Block sites from setting any data'
  • To stop only third-party cookies, select 'Block third-party cookies and site data'

There are multiple levels of cookie enablement in Opera. For more information, click here.

Safari

  • In the menu bar, select 'Safari', then choose 'Preferences'
  • Click on 'Privacy'
  • Under 'Cookies and website data:', select 'Allow from the websites I visit'
  • To disable cookies, select 'Always block'

There are multiple levels of cookie enablement in Safari. For more information, see the Safari user guide.