Cookies help make your online experience more efficient and relevant to your interests. For instance, they are used to remember your preferences on sites you visit often, to remember your user ID and the contents of your purchased dataset, and to help you navigate between pages more efficiently.
Please read below for more detail.
A Cookie is a small file, or files on your computer, phone, or other device with a browser to save snippets of text for reference by the website you are visiting.
All Cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser:
Session Cookies - these are temporary Cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser.
Persistent Cookies - these usually have an expiration date and so stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them. For example, we use persistent Cookies for functionality including the "Remember Me" tick box
We've included more details below to help you understand what kinds of Cookies and other technologies we use.
There are other technologies which can seem similar to Cookies, but are not the same, including pixels and site tags. These pixels or tags can be used to retrieve information such as your device type or operating system, IP address, time of visit, etc. They are sometimes used to create or access the Cookies on your browser but are not Cookies themselves. Only Cookies which you can control will appear in the Cookie consent tool.
Cookies are grouped into the following categories:
Essential - these are Cookies that are required for the regular operation of our websites. For example, some Cookies allow us to ensure that people can access the log-in pages or carry out fraud detection and security checks (along with other similar things). These are essential for the website to work properly.
Functional - these remember your preferences and are intended to make your experience on our websites better for you. For example, a functional Cookie is used to remember your log-in details securely if you have ticked the "Remember Me" box. This makes it possible for users and subscribers to return to our sites without having to log in every time.
Analytics – these Cookies are used for performance measurement to understand things including how many people visit our websites, how they navigate our sites, and what content is popular. This allows us to improve your experience with us. Additionally, you can see how Google Analytics (one of our analytics tools) uses Cookie information when you use our partners' sites by visiting www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners, or any other URL Google may provide from Time-to-time.
You can opt out of Cookies at any time by using our Cookie consent tool. This tool includes additional detail on the types of Cookies used, what information is being collected and for what purpose. It also includes links to the Privacy Policies for each individual Cookie, giving you the option to allow or block as you choose. Please note that we are not responsible for the content of other external websites.
Alternatively, the following websites provide some useful information on how to do this, as well as about your rights under current data protection and privacy regulations.
http://www.youronlinechoices.eu if you are based in the EU; or
http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ if you are based in the US.
To opt out of Cookies from Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads
If you want to delete or disable other Cookies, see: http://www.allaboutcookies.org
Will I be able to access content if I disable Cookies?
You can still browse our sites with Cookies disabled, although some functions may not work. For example, ticking the “Remember Me” box at log-in will not actually keep you logged in to the site unless you have enabled Cookies. If you choose not to allow Cookies when you first visit our websites and/or subsequently opt out of Cookies, then because of the fact we’re unable to recognize you when you come back to the site, you’ll be asked again to set your Cookie preferences.
How long will Cookies last for?
How do I manage my Cookie preferences?
You can manage your Cookie preferences and consent to some or all Cookies at any time (even if you have previously said no) by going to our Cookie consent tool.