What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They’re used for many things, such as remembering whether you’ve visited the site before, so that you remain logged in – or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month.
They contain information about the use of your computer but don’t include personal information about you (they don’t store your name, for instance).
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
This policy explains how cookies are used on our websites in general and how you can control the cookies that may be used on this site (please note that not all of them are used on every site).
Cookies that we use
Cookies used by our service providers
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies within the relevant user preferences area. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. To obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies on the most commonly used internet browsers, here are some links:
Google: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
Opera: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
Microsoft Edge: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
For cookie control on mobile devices then please refer to the documentation by searching for your devices online.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
This website is owned and operated by MC Publishing Ltd.
We are registered in England and Wales under registration number No. 4440255, and our registered office is at:
2 Princes Buildings
Bath BA1 2ED
Updated: May 2018