Cookies policy for uses cookies. Cookies aren't, in fact, biscuits, but actually very small amounts of text that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. Almost every site on the web uses them, from Google to the BBC. They help make your visit a more enjoyable and secure experience - they allow us to remember if you are logged in to the website, and mean that we can avoid pestering you with promotions and requests to which you have already signed up.

We store no personally identifiable data in cookies - they are just a string of garbled numbers and letters - and they are not capable of harming your computer in any way. 

Like most other sites on the web, we use Google Analytics to get an idea of how many people are visiting our site, from where, and what they read when they get here. It helps us make our articles more useful and interesting to you. The data that we receive back from Google is totally anonymised and contains no personal information.

Some of the companies that advertise on our site may track your browsing habits in order to show you more relevant adverts. You may choose to block this behaviour by visiting

So why are we telling you this? A new EU directive means that regulations on cookies have been tightened up, and we wanted to be completely upfront with our readers about what is happening when you visit our website.


Privacy policy for

1. Data
We use technologies like cookies (small files stored by your browser), to anonymously identify your computer or device so we can deliver a better experience. Our systems also log information like your browser, operating system and IP address.

We also may collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us, such as your name, and email address. If authorized by you, we may also access profile and other information from services like Facebook.

Our systems are not designed to associate personal information with your activities (such as pages you view or things you click on or search for).

We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. If you believe we have inadvertently collected such information, please contact us so we can promptly obtain parental consent or remove the information.

Our service does not currently recognize the "Do Not Track" signal that may be available in some web browsers.

2. Location
We do not use or collect your precise geographic location.

3. Access to data
You can sign into your account to see any personally identifiable information we have stored, i.e. your name or email address. You can also contact us by email to request to see this information.

4. Deletion of data
We remove your personally identifiable information and other preferences associated with your account automatically after you delete your account.

We generally do not share personally identifiable information (such as name, address, email or phone) with other companies for marketing purposes.

6. Ad Tracking
We do not allow advertising companies to collect data through our service for ad targeting.

7. Service providers
In order to serve you, we may share your personal and anonymous information with other companies, including vendors and contractors. Their use of information is limited to these purposes, and subject to agreements that require them to keep the information confidential. Our service providers give assurance that they take reasonable steps to safeguard the data they hold on our behalf, although data security cannot be guaranteed.

Analytics companies may access anonymous data (such as your IP address or device ID) to help us understand how our services are used. They use this data solely on our behalf. They do not share it except in aggregate form; no data is shared as to any individual user.

We take reasonable steps to secure your personally identifiable information against unauthorized access or disclosure. We encrypt transmission of data on pages where you provide payment information. However, no security or encryption method can be guaranteed to protect information from hackers or human error.

9. Special situations that may require discloure
To operate the service, we also may make identifiable and anonymous information available to third parties in these limited circumstances: (1) with your express consent, (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, (3) when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to protect our rights or property, or (4) to any successor or purchaser in a merger, acquisition, liquidation, dissolution or sale of assets. Your consent will not be required for disclosure in these cases, but we will attempt to notify you, to the extent permitted by law to do so.

10. Changes to Policy
This privacy policy was last updated on 15/05/2014. Our privacy policy may change from time to time. If we make any material changes to our policies, we will place a prominent notice on the website. If the change materially affects registered users, we will send a notice to you by email, push notification or text.


Contacting us

If you have any questions or concerns about our Cookie or Privacy policies, please contact us using the contact details listed here.