What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, often including a unique identifier, sent to the browser of your computer or mobile device (referred to here as a "device") from a website's computer. It is stored on your device's hard drive or flash memory. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it. To protect your privacy, your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, and not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits them to track online traffic flows.
Our cookies record information about your online preferences so we can tailor the site to your interests. You can set your device’s preferences to accept all cookies, notify you when a cookie is issued, or not receive cookies at all. Selecting the last option means you will not receive certain personalised features, which may result in you being unable to take full advantage of all the website's features. Each browser is different, so please check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Information supplied by cookies can help us analyse the profile of our visitors, which helps us provide you with a better user experience. Despite this being de facto practice on nearly every website that you use personally and professionally, the Directive 2009/136/EC is designed to highlight that fact to benefit public understanding and online transparency.
Third party websites - their cookies and content
Please note that during your visits to our website you may notice some cookies which are unrelated to us. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, CNBC or BBC News, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these. These sites may have their own terms and conditions and policies. Your use of any other website is subject to the terms and conditions and policies for that other website.
Please also note that linking to third party internet content or data is normal practice in the provision of online information and we disclaim any responsibility for the content, marketing or services provided by or referred to by other websites.
Cookies used on our site
How to delete cookies or control them
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