By your continued use of the Services you consent to receiving cookies and tracking technologies via the Services, and which you can control using your browser settings (as described below). This policy explains what cookies are, and how you can control them on your computer.
This policy is split into four sections:
When you access our websites you will receive a message advising you that we have placed some cookies on your computer. This was necessary in order to display the website page to you. If you continue to use our websites, further cookies will be placed on your computer to maximise your experience on our websites and to help us understand how we can improve them.
If you don’t want us to place cookies on your computer then there are a number of ways you can opt out - setting your browser either to reject all cookies, to only allow “trusted” sites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those websites which you are currently on.
Please remember – if you do delete all your cookies, some features of our websites, such as remembering your login details, will not work and your experience on our websites may be affected.
We like the website www.aboutcookies.org which is run by the law firm Pinsent Masons which gives you detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies depending on your browser type. You can then adjust your browser settings to your preferred level of protection.
We have reviewed all the cookies we use and have divided them into three categories:
These cookies are essential to enable you to move you around the websites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the websites. Without these cookies, our websites won’t work properly.
These cookies collect information about how you use our websites, for instance, which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from those pages. We only use these cookies to improve how our websites work.
These cookies allow us to remember the choices you make (such as your user name) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to parts of our web pages that you can customise.
We work with the following companies in maintaining and improving our website. A brief description of what they do is found below. We ensure that any company which works with us and collects personal data complies with strict data protection standards. If you have any more questions, please do contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
We use Google Analytics to better understand how our customers navigate to and through our websites, how long customers spend visiting our content items and how often they return to visit our websites. Google Analytics also helps us track the effectiveness of the money we spend on our digital marketing campaigns.
We use Facebook to allow you to login using your Facebook details and to post to your Facebook account.
We use Twitter to allow you to login using your Twitter details and to post to your Twitter account.
We use Pinterest to allow you to post to your Pinterest account.
We use Gravatar to allow you to use your Gravatar profile image as your eBooks by Sainsbury's profile image.