This is our Cookie Policy, letting you know how uses cookies across the site.

This policy is intended to assist you in making informed decisions when using our website, so please take a minute to read and understand it. You may also like to read our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during visits
  • Offer you free services/content
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google+
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Opting in or out to our use of cookies

If the settings on the software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this – and your continued use of our website – to mean that you accept the cookies that we use to run our site.

Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site, you can usually disable cookies in your browser settings and/or clear them from your browser history. However, doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

In fact, disabling cookies can limit the functionality of a large portion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern sites. It may also impact your browsing experience. is a great resource for more information about cookies, and you can also read all about the EU Cookie Directive online.

The kind of cookies we use

Website function cookies

We use cookies to make some of the functionality aspects of our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Page visits during your session

These cookies do not retain any personal or sensitive data and expire at the end of your session.

Third-party function cookies

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

YouTube powers most of the videos on our site, and you can read the latest versions of YouTube’s Privacy Policy and Google’s Privacy Policy online.

Social website cookies

You can easily like or share our content on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and Reddit. To enable this, we have included these sites’ share buttons on our site.

The privacy implications of this functionality will vary from social network to social network and will depend on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

For more information on the privacy policies affiliated with these sites, check out the following links:

Visitor statistics cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics, such as:

  • How many people have visited our website
  • What type of technology visitors are using (e.g. Mac OS or Windows, which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies)
  • How long visitors spend on the site
  • What pages visitors look at
  • How visitors reached the site (e.g. from a search engine)
  • Whether visitors have been on the site before

This information and the analytics software we use helps us to continuously improve our website and invest in developing services based on our users’ needs and demands.

The analytics software we use is Google Analytics, and you can learn more from Google’s Privacy Policy.

Advertising cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, nor our advertisers and advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.

We use DoubleClick to serve ads on our site, which is owned by Google, and you can read more about these cookies in Google’s Advertising Privacy Policy.

Updated: May 20th 2015

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