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- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Identify visits from existing newsletter subscribers
- Collate anonymised visitor statistics
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
However if you do not wish to accept cookies for the above purposes, it is simple to set your browser to opt out. Information on doing so can be found and the foot of this page.
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below:
Cookies we use
Our site uses the following cookies:
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Pardot newsletter management
Our newsletter subscriptions and ebook sign-ups are handled by the third-party Pardot service. Pardot’s service respects the W3C “do not track” option, allowing you to set your browser to request not to be tracked (see section below on doing this). The cookie called pi_opt_inXXXX will be set to “false” to indicate your preference not to be tracked.
Additionally our Pardot website tracking is opted out by default. However Pardot will still store cookies for purposes of basic functionality, though they will not be used to track you. You may read more information on this topic on Pardot’s own website.
Session cookies for basic functionality
Other so-called “session” cookies may be set, whose purpose is only to maintain consistency of data as you move from one page to another. These cookies are destroyed each time you leave the website and are not capable of tracking you.
We use Youtube’s “enhanced privacy” option. This means no cookies are used in the embedding of Youtube videos on our pages until you click play. After clicking play, Youtube may set cookies on your browser, but it says that these cookies are not used to personally identify you. You can read more on this topic on Youtube’s own site.
Opting out of accepting cookies
By default your browser will probably accept any cookies that are sent to it. If you do not wish this to be the case, below you will find some ways of preventing it from doing so and/or asking services not to send you cookies in the first place.
Blocking Google Analytics
If you wish to opt of our all Google Analytics, Google have provided an add-on for your browser to do this, which can be found here:
Requesting not to be tracked
Many browsers, including the latest versions of Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer have a setting which will request of all websites to not be tracked. This setting is respected by our newsletter subscription provider Pardot, and many other top technology companies, such as Twitter and Yahoo!.
To learn about how to set this option in your browser we recommend the instructions here:
Please note that the “do not track” option is a request, not a block. It depends on the company being requested to honour the request to not track. If instead you wish to unilaterally block all tracking, please look at installing a browser add-on to achieve this, such as the ones mentioned below. Currently the “do not track” browser option will not prevent Google Analytics cookies from being sent to your browser.
Blocking all tracking cookies at the browser level
If you wish to unilaterally block all tracking cookies on your browser, currently the best solution is to add a piece of extension software to your browser that knows how to do this. The free “DoNotTrackPlus” add-on for is one such extension. It is available for free for all major browsers at http://www.abine.com/dntdetail.php
Using this extension will prevent most known tracking methods by default but allow you to opt-in on a per-site basis.