This page contains information about the cookies that may be set by this website. These cookies will not be set all the time, some of the cookies listed will only be set if you look at specific pages or carry out specific actions. This page also provides information that can help you block or delete cookies set by this website.
- How to control and delete cookies
- List of the main cookies on this website
- Third party cookies
- Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)
- Members areas and shopping basket
How to control and delete cookies
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.
This website uses services provided by other companies (such as Google and Vimeo) who also set cookies on this website on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing.
List of the main cookies on this website
This is a list of the main cookies set by this website, and what each is used for.
|PHPSESSID||This is a session cookie stored in the computer's memory only during a user's browsing session and is automatically deleted from the user's computer when the browser is closed.|
|temp_rip_user_id||This cookie is used to store information such as the contents of a shopping cart.|
|moph_uid||When you login, this cookie will be set in order to log you in automatically to other resources (eg the forum).|
Third party cookies
This website uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on this website on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.
|This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a number of cookies in order to evaluate your use of this website and enable us to carry out actions including (but not limited to) :
We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, Vimeo or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. This website does not control the dissemination of these cookies.
You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that this website now carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks.
Examples of social networks that provide sharing services are:
These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. this website does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
This website may use a third party service to allow users to login with an account the user holds with a social networking site. Examples of this are the ability to sign in with Twitter or facebook accounts. This website does not control the dissemination of these cookies which are used to authenticate users.
Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)
This website may use the Adobe Flash Player to deliver its video content using services or software.
Software and services we use include:
To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects - or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known - are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash Cookies are stored on a user's terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.
How to disable Flash Cookies:
The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like bbc.co.uk or for all websites - see www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications such as this website iPlayer.
Members areas and shopping basket
This website contains areas which are not accessible without logging in using a username and / or password. These restricted areas are used for a range of activities including the administration of the website, the provision of members only content, and management of users profiles.
Access is managed with a standard cookie that will be set to persist and will allow automatic login on return and login into other resources (eg the forum).
Within these restricted areas other cookies may be set automatically. These cookies are associated with scripts and applications that are used as part of the administration system (for example by WYSIWG content editors).
This website also sets a temporary shopping basket id cookie if you add items to your basket when not logged in, this cookie will be disregarded once you have logged in to process your purchase.