Cookie Policy

When you use this site certain information is automatically collected relating to that use. We use cookies to gather information about your use of the site. Cookies are small data files transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognise your browser and to provide us with details of how our website is used. Cookies often include an anonymous unique identifier and track and store your user preferences while using the site as well as technical information about your use of the site. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

Most web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. It is also possible to set your browser to reject certain types of cookies or cookies generally. If you set your browser to reject our cookies, then you will still be able to use the site, but some additional functions (such as social charing) may not be possible. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them on various web browser, visit

Cookies used on

The following cookies are used on this site:

  • Administrative cookies to help determine the technical capabilities of your web browser and whether or not you have agreed to this cookie policy. These contain no personal information.
  • Cookies set by the Google Analytics service, which tracks information about how our visitors use our website.
  • Cookies set by the ShareThis social sharing service.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics collects and analyses information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. Read about how Google Analytics works and the cookies it sets at To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit


ShareThis is a service that allows visitors to this website to easily share content such as news articles. Read about how ShareThis works and the cookies it sets at where you can also opt out of tracking by the service.

Other site usage data we collect

In addition to the data collected by the services described above, we also automatically collect further administrative data when you use the site in our server logs. This includes your IP address a number that is assigned to your computer or device (usually automatically by your Internet service provider or mobile carrier) whenever you are online. We may also record the web page from which you linked to the site (the HTTP referer – – for example, another website or a search engine); the pages you visit on this site and other information about the type of web browser, computer, device, platform, related software and settings you are using that is sent with your HTTP request ( and any search terms you have entered on this site. We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our servers and to operate the site.

Privacy policy

For further details on how we manage our visitors’ and subscribers’ personal information, please refer to our privacy policy.