We want visitors to our website to be able to take part fully in the activities and offers we provide. We also want to make sure that when we collect information from you, we do so in a way that does not infringe your right to privacy. This Privacy Policy is designed to give you useful information about the way we collect and use personal information and how we use cookies.

By using our website you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Personal Information

We will not collect any personal data from you unless you specifically provide it and we will only use that information for the purposes to which you have consented. We do not ask you to provide any more information than is reasonably necessary to enable you to participate in an activity on our website and to improve the website.

We do not generally disclose your personal information to third parties. We may have to sometimes, in which case we will inform you of our intention to do so when we collect the information and you will have the opportunity to consent to that use or not.

Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we do not maintain any personal information obtained from users through this website in a retrievable form.

The information that we collect and how we use it

Below are some examples of when we might request your information and how we will use it.

Cookies

We use cookies on this site to enable certain parts of the site to function and to collect non-personal information about your use of the site so that we can improve our visitors’ experience.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They cannot harm your computer and do not contain any information that enable us to identify you personally, they just enable our websites to recognise your computer and to identify certain other non-personal information such as which browser you are using. This information can be used to make the website work, to identify which parts of the site can work better or to analyse how often people visit the site and what they look at. We will not associate this data with any personally identifying information that you may choose to provide to us in other ways.

By your using this website, we imply that you have read this policy and agree to us sending you cookies.

For information about how you can change how your browser deals with cookies, please see the “Managing Cookies” section below.

Which cookies do we use on this site and why?

The list below sets out the main cookies that we use on this site and what we use them for.

Source

Cookie Name

Description

More Info

AddThis

__atuvc, _atshc, di, dt, ssc, ssh, sshs, uid, uit, xtc

These cookies allow users to share content via various social networks and platforms.

AddThis Privacy Policy

Disqus

__jid, disqus.order, disqusauth, sessionid

These cookies allow users to comment on features in the ‘Rough Stuff’ section via third-party software ‘Disqus’.

Disqus Privacy Policy

Facebook

c_user, datr, fr, highContrast, locale, lu, reg_ext_ref, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref, s, wd, xs

These cookies allow users to log in, share and comment on content using their Facebook account.

Facebook Privacy Policy

Google Accounts

PISID, BEAT, CheckConnection TempCookie703, GALX, GAPS, GoogleAccountsLocale_session, HSID, LSID, LSOSID, NID, PREF, RMME, S, SAPISID, SID, SSID

These cookies allow users to log in and share using their Google Account.

Google Privacy Policy

Google Analytics

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google Analytics: Safeguarding Your Data

Twitter

__utmv, _twitter_sess, auth_token, auth_token_session, external_referer, guest_id, k, lang, original_referer, remember_checked, secure_session, twid, twll

These cookies allow users to log in, share and comment on content using their Twitter account.

Twitter Privacy Policy

Newsletter

ASPSESSIONIDAAACTD

This cookie allows us to remember which users have signed up to our newsletter.

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WordPress & First-Party Cookies

RS, bp-message, bp-message-type, id, UIDR, w3tc_logged_out, wordpress_ d664b4336b42b193c461aa90eeef7097, wordpress_logged_in_ d664b4336b42b193c461aa90eeef7097

These cookies are used by our website to perform and its platform, WordPress, to perform general functions such as: determining if you are logged in or not, remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions, allowing you to add comments.

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Third Party Cookies

Some features used on this website may involve a cookie being sent to your computer by a third party. For example, if you view or listen to any embedded audio or video content you may be sent cookies from the site where the embedded content is hosted. Likewise, if you share any content on this website through social networks (for example by clicking a Facebook “like” button or a “Tweet” button) you may be sent cookies from these websites. We do not control the setting of these cookies so please check the websites of these third-parties for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

How to manage cookies

To make full use of this site, your device must be set to accept cookies otherwise some of its (for example online shopping) may not work.

If you nevertheless want to restrict, block or disable cookies, you can do so by changing your browser settings. If you would like more specific information about how to change your browser settings, please visithttp://www.allaboutcookies.org which has detailed information for each browser as well as more information about cookies in general.

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