We use a number of cookies on our site. Cookies are small text files stored by your web browser that help to improve your experience of our website, for example by storing your preferences.
- For our log in and account management mechanism. Cookies allow the site to remember that you have signed in, which gives you access to additional content (such as commenting on articles and the ability to post questions and answers)
- For Google Analytics. Like the vast majority of websites we monitor the amount of traffic to our site and visitor behaviour. This is not tied to personally identifiable information, but does allow us to understand what kind of content appeals to the majority of our users.
- For social media. Many of our pages contain clickable buttons that allow you to share elements you’re interested in with your connections through social media resources, such as Facebook. In order to implement these buttons, we run scripts from social media domains outside of our website. These websites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing on the internet, including on this website.
- For the cost calculator. A cookie stored on your computer keeps the results of the calculator until you have closed your browser tab, and allows you to ‘Save Results’.
Most cookies on the internet are harmless, but if you do not wish to receive them you can modify your browser settings to restrict or block new cookies or delete existing cookies. You can find out more through the ‘Help’ menu within your browser or by visiting the informative website www.aboutcookies.org. However, please be aware that you may lose some functions of our website if you disable cookies.
Updated May 2018