Cookie Policy


As part of a change in the law in May 2011 websites now have to make all users aware of what cookies they use and give users the ability to opt in/out. does this via both the information on this page and also via a dropdown information box that appears at the bottom of the site the first time you visit which will give you the opportunity to not give your consent. uses a limited amount of cookies to help improve your experience of the site. Almost all websites will use cookies which in simple terms are a very small text file that is stored on your computer so that when you access the website it will remember you and any settings you might have stored previously.

This website uses the following types of cookies:

Analytical/performance cookies: these types of cookies allow providers to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around their website when they are using it. This assists providers in improving the way their website works, e.g. by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies: these are used to recognize users when they return to a website. They enable the personalization of content, the recognition of users and remember user preferences (e.g. the last day selected from the calendar).

Targeting cookies: these cookies record a user's visit to a website, the individual pages visited and the links followed. If the cookie is set by a third party (e.g. an advertising network) which also monitors traffic on other websites, this type of cookies may also be used to track a user's movements across different website and to create profiles of their general online behavior. Information collected by tracking cookies is commonly used to serve users with targeted online advertising.

IMPORTANT NOTE: cookies CANNOT access information stored elsewhere on your computer or cause any harm. They are not programs or software and are simply a plain text file. They also cannot be accessed by any other website other than the one that created it.

You may delete and block all cookies from this site using the preferences of your browser if you wish so, but be aware parts of the site will no longer work if you do this.

Please note that third parties (including, e.g. advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

If you would like more information about cookies and how to manage and delete them you can visit or

The types and function of the cookies we use are detailed below:

Cookie Type What is stored

Google Analytics

These cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site, using a service provided by Google Analytics. For more information about Google's privacy policy, please see

Google AdSense & DoubleClick

We sell space on some of our websites to advertisers - they pay for the content you enjoy for free. We use DoubleClick for Publishers and AdSense (Google) services to help us and advertisers understand what adverts you might be interested in. These cookies hold information about the computer - they don't hold personal information about you (i.e. it's not linked to you as an individual). But they might hold a record of what other websites you've looked at - so we could show you a car advert if you've previously visited a motoring website. For more information, please see