This page contains information about the cookies that may be set by this website. These cookies will not be set all the time, some of the cookies listed will only be set if you look at specific pages or carry out specific actions. This page also provides information that can help you block or delete cookies set by this website.
- How to control and delete cookies
- List of the main cookies on this website
- Third Party Cookies
- Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)
1. How to control and delete cookies
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.
This website uses services provided by other companies (e.g. Google, Vimeo) who also set cookies on this website on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing.
If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please continue reading.
2. List of the main cookies on this website
This website contains areas which are not accessible without logging in using a username and password. These restricted areas are used for a range of activities including the administration of the website, the provision of members only content, and management of users profiles.
Access is managed with a standard Cookie that will be set to persist and will allow automatic login on return and login into other resources.
Within these restricted areas other cookies may be set automatically. These cookies are associated with scripts and applications that are used as part of the administration system (for example by WYSIWG content editors).
Used to persist shopping basket items across the site
Used to persist the login across the site
This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.
3. Third Party Cookies
This website uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on this website on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
We sometimes embed photos, audio and video content from websites such as Flickr, Soundcloud, YouTube and Vimeo. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Flickr, Soundcloud, YouTube and Vimeo, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. This website does not control the dissemination of these cookies.
You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that this website now carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks.
Examples of Social networks that provide sharing services are:
These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. this website does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
This website may use a 3rd party service to allow users to login with an account the user holds with a Social Networking site. Examples of this are the ability to sign in with Twitter or Facebook accounts. This website does not control the dissemination of these cookies which are used authenticate users.
4. Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)
This website may use the Adobe Flash Player to deliver its video content using services or software.
Software and services we use include:
To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects - or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known - are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash Cookies are stored on a user's terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.
How to disable Flash Cookies:
The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like bbc.co.uk or for all websites - see www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications such as this website iPlayer.
Please note that if you disable your Flash cookies for this website you may be unable to watch video content.