Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which allow our site to recognise your device and are downloaded when you visit a website if you agree to the site doing so. Cookies are then sent back to the 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 and are widely used in order to either make websites work, work more efficiently, let you navigate between pages efficiently, remember your preferences, and generally improve your user experience.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below.
Cookies do not contain confidential information such as your home address, telephone number or credit card details. We do not exchange cookies with any third party websites.
Whether or not you allow us to download cookies is up to you, but if you choose to disable cookies by changing your Browser Settings, our Website and its features may not necessarily work in the same way or produce the same personalised experience. If you delete all of your cookies, you will have to update your preferences with us again. If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preferences again.
For a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies.
The cookies which we use on the website have been categorised based on the ICC UK Cookie guide:
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without using these cookies, services you have asked for such as creating an entry in the capsule or voting on content cannot be provided.
|TimeCapsoolID||Capsool||To allow for logins and session management||session lifetime||-|
These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and collect information about how you use it, for instance which pages you go to most often, and if you get error messages from any page on the site. These cookies don't collect information that personally identifies any user. All information which these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous. That information is only used to improve how our site works, for example, by ensuring that you find what they are looking for easily.
|utma||Google analytics||To collect information on page visits||session lifetime||Google Analytics|
|utmb||Google analytics||To collect information on page visits||session lifetime||Google Analytics|
|utmc||Google analytics||To collect information on page visits||session lifetime||Google Analytics|
|utmt||Google analytics||To collect information on page visits||session lifetime||Google Analytics|
|utmz||Google analytics||To collect information on page visits||session lifetime||Google Analytics|
These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our site and allow it to remember choices you make (such as your login ID, school or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features such as greeting you by name. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
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|reg_fb_gate||Facebook connection||Enables connection to share to Facebook||session||-|
|datr||Facebook connection||Enables connection to share to Facebook||one year out||-|
|external_referer||Twitter connection||Enables connection to share to Twitter||next day||-|
|guest_id||Twitter connection||Enables connection to share to Twitter||two years||-|
|pid||Twitter connection||Enables connection to share to Twitter||two years||-|
|_twitter_sess||Twitter connection||Enables connection to share to Twitter||session||-|
We have made every effort to ensure that this is a complete list of all the Cookies which we use, however as they sometimes change this list may at certain times be incomplete.