Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to your computer or
mobile device when you visit a website. Your browser sends these
cookies back to the website every time you visit the site again, so it
can recognise you and can then tailor what you see on the screen.
Cookies are an important part of the internet. They make using
websites much smoother and affect lots of the useful features of
Some cookies are essential so you can move around the website and use
its features. Without these cookies, services you've asked for can't
be provided. These cookies dont gather information about you that
could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the
Cookies help keep you logged into forums, so you don't have to log in
every time you visit our site. If we have a survey, cookies remember
is you have already filled it in. They also help us operate our polls,
so that you can't vote more than once.
They help improve your experience on our site and decide what type of
advertisement you will see and also how often you might see them. They
remember you if you have used social media to share stories so you
don't have to keep logging in.
Cookies help us with Analytics, so we know what our audience are
reading and how the use our site.
These cookies don't collect information that identifies you. The
information collected is anonymous and is grouped with the information
from everyone elses cookies.
but it is important to note that you will lose some functions of a
website if you do so. Your browser's help screen allows you to change
your cookie settings.