What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files which are stored within your web browser on your computer or device when you visit our website. Your browser then sends us back these cookies when you re-visit us. The are used to improving your experience when using the site like remembering you when you log in to one of our services or displaying adverts that are geographically more relevant to you. Eg. If you are visiting the site from Australia you may see different adverts than if you were in the UK.
Visiting our site may generate the following types of cookies:
When you sign up for one of our services (eg. Classifieds) we generate cookies when you are logged in to the service to help you move around and access the restricted content.
If you choose to support us with a financial donation, we will generate anonymous cookies to determine if you have subscribed. These cookie will be used to hide or display certain adverts on certain pages.
By working out what country you are visiting from, we use this information to deliver different banners that are more relevant for you.
For example. If you are visiting the site from Australia you may see different banners than if you were in the UK.
Like most websites, we use Google Analytics to monitor and measure the activity on our site. Google Analytics works by collecting anonymous data about the users of our sites and tracks which pages are being viewed, how often they visit, when they visit and what country they are visiting from.
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting this information by installing the google opt-out browser addon: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third party cookies
Our website makes use of 'widgets' provided third-party companies like Facebook and AddThis. If you share or like an article using a social media sharing button (eg. Facebook or Twitter) , the company that provides the button will record that action.