Cookies

We use cookies (little bits of information stored on your computer) on this site to help improve our service and give a better experience to you.

By using our site you are allowing us to store these cookies, and below you can find out why we use them and find information on how you can disable them.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

A cookie typically contains the name of the website it belongs to and the lifespan of the cookie.

What cookies do we use?

This website uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed them below with details of why we use them and how long they will last

Strictly necessary cookies

We use a cookie to remember the notifications you’ve seen so we do not show them to you again. Necessary cookies always need to be on.

YouTube videos

YouTube is used by the website to store and show video content. These cookies are set by YouTube to track usage of its services. The YouTube Cookies are only installed when you press play.

NAME PURPOSE EXPIRES
PREF This cookie stores your preferences and other information, in particular preferred language, how many search results you wish to be shown on your page, and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. 10 years from set/ update
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE A cookie that YouTube sets that measures your bandwidth to determine whether you get the new player interface or the old. 8 months from set/update
use_hitbox The use_hitbox cookie increments the ‘views’ counter on the YouTube video At end of session
YSC This cookie is set by the YouTube video service on pages with embedded YouTube video At end of session

More information: www.google.com/policies/privacy/

How to disable/delete cookies

All recent versions of popular browsers give users some control over cookies. You can set your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or accept/reject cookies for certain websites.

The website aboutcookies.org offers comprehensive information on how you can control cookies in all of the popular browsers