Our goal is always to ensure our site is easy and reliable to use - and this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These small files are known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

The cookies we place on your device are used on this site in the following ways:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are our own cookies which are controlled by us. These cookies are to enhance the user functionality and experience of the website. See the table below for more details on these:

Site

Cookie name

What does it do

BabbleServerID

If a site uses multiple servers, this cookie helps distribute tasks

BabbleSESSThis is a session cookie, used to track logged-in status. The cookie name is usually suffixed with a random ID. Eg. SESS1234abc
Babblehas_js

Records whether the user has Javascript enabled on the browser. This cookie alters available functionality based on whether the user is allowing Javascript

Performance cookies

Google Analytics cookies enable us to track user activity on the site and collect information about how visitors use our site.

Google.co.uk__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmzGoogle Analytics cookies. We use analytics software to evaluate user activity on the site. Anonymised information on links, buttons clicked on the site, what pages have been visited and for how long is compiled by Google Analytics and used to help us improve our site and content.

Third party cookies

These type of cookies are placed by parties other than our own. The following table explains these in more detail:

SiteCookie nameWhat does it do
Google.co.ukNid,PrefGoogle tracking and safe browsing cookies. Google’s NID and PREF cookies are set by browsers to protect users against known intrusive sites. If you arrive at one of these sites it allows your browser to take action or notify you. Users can stop these cookies being set by turning off their browser’s ‘safe browsing’ mode.
 _atuvcThis cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget
 - adaptive_image

Used to store the screen size and provide suitable image sizes

adform.net
adformdsp.net
uidUnique identifier
track.adform.net
server.adform.net
adx.adform.net
server.adformdsp.net
cidCookie id (legacy) – same as uid

Need to know more about cookies?

More information about cookies, can be found on the following websites:

Google

http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

How to disable cookies.

To disable cookies on your browser please follow one of the below links.

Internet Explorer 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies

Chrome

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en

Firefox 

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-third-party-cookies

Safari 

http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042

Opera

http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy/