Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier.
Cookies are basically pieces of information that a Web Site transfers to your pc/laptop/tablet etc to store and sometimes track basic information about your visit. Cookies contain anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits, dates etc.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a Web Site if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Although they do identify a user's computer, cookies do not personally identify customers or passwords.
We use the following types of cookies:
They allow us to remember the choices you make when you use the site. As an example they include whether we show you an article or redirect you to the source. These cookies do not collect information which identifies a visitor or tracks usage on other sites.
Advertising & Social media cookies
They allow us to display and tailor adverts such as those from Google, eBay and our own built-in advertising system. They also allow us to display information from our social media pages such as Facebook.
Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to our sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
How do you disable cookies?
The effect of disabling cookies depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. See below for details of how to use common types of browser to disable cookies.
Disabling cookies in Internet Explorer
1. Choose the menu 'tools' then 'Internet Options'
2. Click on the 'privacy' tab
3. Select the setting the appropriate setting
Disabling cookies in Google Chrome
1. Choose Settings> Advanced
2. Under 'Privacy and security', click 'Content settings'.
3. Click 'Cookies'
Disabling cookies in Safari
1. Choose Preferences > Privacy
2. Click on 'Remove all Website Data'
Disabling cookies in Firefox
1. Choose the menu 'tools' then 'Options'
2. Click on the icon 'privacy'
3. Find the menu 'cookie' and select the relevant options
Disabling cookies in Opera
Opera 6.0 and subsequent:
1. Choose the menu Files> 'Preferences'
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