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Cookie policy

By continuing to use this site you agree to our use of cookies as described in this Cookie Policy.

In this section you will find information about the cookies that may be set when you visit this website and how to reject or delete those cookies.

Topics

  • How to control and delete cookies
  • List of the main cookie categories on this website
  • Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)
  • Admin and members areas of this website

1. How to control and delete cookies

This website will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

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, Facebook, etc.) 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 cookie categories on this website

This is a list of the main cookies set by this website, and what each is used for.

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.

Cookie Further information
Strictly Necessary Cookies These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Performance Cookies These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Functional Cookies These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
Targeting Cookies These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Social Media Cookies These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, Vimeo or Flickr, 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.

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.

Login Tools

This website may use a 3rd party service to allow users to login with an account the user hold 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 to 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.

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 a 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/devnet/flashplayer/security.html 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.

5. Admin and members areas

This website contains areas that are not accessible without logging in using a username and/or 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 user’s profiles.

Access to these areas is controlled by a Session Cookie which is deleted automatically at the end of your browsing session, however if you choose to tick a ‘remember me’ checkbox to automatically log you into the account this is managed with a standard Cookie that will be set to persist for a long period of time. Access to these areas via 3rd party systems may also result in a Cookie that will persist for a long period of time, without ticking a ‘remember me’ checkbox, for example, access via Facebook connect.

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 WYSIWYG content editors).

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