Cookies and how they benefit you
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
If the settings on your 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 are fine with this.
More about our cookies
Our own cookies
- Allowing you to add comments to our site
- Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g. you’ve already been asked to download an ebook or take a survey)
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Visitor statistics cookies
These so-called “analytics” programs also tell us how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before, helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.
- Google Analytics
- Advertising Cookies
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.
You can learn more about online advertising at youronlinechoices.com. You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn’t, as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free.
It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.
- Remarketing cookies
You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves, pay for these adverts.
The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a “remarketing cookie” during your visit. We use these adverts to show you special offers, etc. to encourage you to come back to our site. Don’t worry – we are unable to proactively reach out to you, as the whole process is entirely anonymized.
You can opt-out of these cookies at any time as explained above.
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.
Turning cookies off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so-called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.