In this section you will find information on what cookies are used in this site and how to reject or delete those cookies if you wish. For our full Cookie Policy please refer to section 2 of our Privacy Policy.

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Information on deleting or controlling cookies as well as more general information about cookies is also available at

For information on how to do this on your mobile phone browser, you'll need to refer to your handset manual.

Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. This information is then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: and

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Cookies do many jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. A list of all the cookies used on this website is set out below.

2. List of cookies on this site

Name of cookiePurpose
phpsessidA PHP session allows a website to pass data from one page to another by allowing us to store user information on the server for later use (i.e. username, shopping cart items, etc). However, this session information is temporary and is usually deleted very quickly after you have left the website.Sessions work by creating a unique identification(PHPSESSID) number for each visitor and storing variables based on this ID. This helps to prevent two users’ data from getting confused with one another when visiting the same webpage.
wp-settings-2, wp-settings-time-2These cookies are used by operate the website software we use to help manage blog specific site pages.This cookie expires when you close your browser.

3. How to manage cookies

Cookies are sent to your browser by a website, and then stored in the cookies directory on your computer. To check and update your cookies settings, you will need to know what browser you are using and what version of it you have. You can usually find this out by opening the browser (just as you do to use the internet), then clicking on ‘Help’ and then ‘About’. This will give you information about the browser version you are using.

To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage cookies, follow the link below. You can also read your browser’s built-in or online help for more information.

How to control cookies

4. Third party cookies

We use the following Third Party cookies that may also set cookies to deliver the services they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these organisations as well as information on how to opt out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.

Name of cookiePurpose
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmzA web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie to evaluate your use of the News App and compile reports of your activity. They store the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the News App, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.For information on how to reject or delete this cookie, click here:
_twitter_sess, auth_token, auth_token_session, guest_id, k, secure_session, twid, twll, external_referer, h, js, langThese cookies are used by our third party social media provider Twitter to provide functions such as our micro-blogging feed, referrer functionality, content sharing and to supply our twitter feeds on this site. These also allow articles and content to be tweeted without the need for your personal information and for comments to be made using your Twitter account.For information on how to reject or delete this cookie, click here:

5. Cookies set by Third Party sites

We sometimes need to embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. When you visit a page with content from sites like these, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. As we do not control these, you should check the relevant third party website for more information.

Share Tools

Sharing information on this site with friends through social networks may result in you being sent cookies from these websites. We do not control these cookies so please check the relevant third party website for more information.

6. Other Third Party processing activities

If we shorten our site URLs, for example on social media, we may use services such as,, and to do so. Our site works with these to rebrand our URLs as a link. Our website sometimes offers features that allow users to share links with social networks which may shorten our site URL.

These services will give us anonymised, aggregated statistics relating to the use of our shortened URL, for example it tells us how many times it has been clicked on. We do not have access your computer's IP address collected by these services or any other identifiable information about you. Nor do they have any access to data collected on our website.

For more information on these services please see below: