Where pages are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies.
They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through "How Stuff Works: What is an internet cookie?"

Our use of cookies
Learn how to remove cookies set on your device.

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site. We currently use no first party cookies.

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies' internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Google or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

Third party cookies
We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites' on its behalf. does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Provider Name Purpose More info
Google Analytics _utma
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
(No personally identifiable information is contained in these cookies)
Google Privacy policy
AddThis __atuvc
AddThis cookies allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. (AddThis is the share buttons (twitter/facebook/linkedin etc icons) on about,category and product pages) The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis JavaScript code on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users
(No personally identifiable information is contained in these cookies)
AddThis Privacy Policy
Affiliate Window awXXXX
These Cookies are used on behalf of our adertising provider (Affiliate Window)
By clicking on a Merchant Link (Advert), you will be directed to the Merchant's website via affiliate window's internet domains, these domains use Cookies. By using you are consenting to these cookies being placed on your computer.
(No personally identifiable information is contained in these cookies)
Affiliate Window cookie info
PKR ASP.NET_SessionId This is a cookie used to display ads for
(No personally identifiable information is contained in this cookie)