Cookies

When you visit our website or use our apps we may send your browser a cookie. A cookie is a small file placed on your computer or mobile phone’s browser that helps us recognise you when you return to our website or to the app and can tell us whether or not you’ve visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we may generate new ones. Cookies contain information which is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies or to alert you when a website sets or uses cookies. You can disable cookies from our site at any time – all modern browsers allow you to change your cookies settings, and these settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. Please note, this may prevent areas of a website from working as intended.

The cookies we use are:

Essential cookies: these are required for us to operate the website. They include cookies that permit you to store items in an online shopping cart; allow you to log into secure parts of our site or make use of e-payment services.

Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognise you and to count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around our website; It improves the performance of our website by ensuring that visitors can find what they are searching for easily and to speed up your searches.

Analytics & data collection cookies: Our website uses third party technologies to help us gather aggregate information about the user experience. The Site uses analytics tools (Google Analytics). Because of this, the web browsers used by our visitors automatically send certain information to Google. This includes, for example, the web address of the page that you’re visiting and your IP address. Google may also set cookies on your browser or read cookies that are already there. We do not share any of this information with any other third parties.

The information we collect allows us to better tailor our web experience to the interests of our visitors. This information may be used in aggregate form by Hachette to assess general user interest in our Site and the content on it. No personally identifying information is included in this type of reporting.

Functionality cookies: these allow us to recognise you when you return to the website after your first visit. It helps us to personalise content, to greet you by name and remember your preferences (such as language or country). They are used for statistical purposes.

Targeting advertisements cookies: These cookies record your visit to the website, links you have followed and pages you have visited. We will use this information to target information on our website and advertisements displayed on the website more relevant to your interests. We may share this information with third parties and other social media such as Facebook, Instagram for this purpose. Cookie profiling, also called web profiling, is the use of persistent or permanent cookies to track a user’s overall activity online.

When used in conjunction with our advertising services, such as those using the DoubleClick cookie, Google Analytics information is linked, by the Google Analytics customer or by Google, using Google technology, with information about visits to multiple sites.

The following table explains which cookies we may use and why:

Cookie NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
wordpress_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_logged_in_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_cookie2WordPress test cookiesession
wp-settings-1Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
wp-settings-time-2Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
PHPSESSID1To identify your unique session on the websitesession
SESS1To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.session
__utma2This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.permanent
__utmb2__utmb is a Google Analytics cookie. It takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site.session
__utmc2__utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site.30 mins
__utmz2Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. 6 months

Our website may include links to third party websites, plug-ins and applications. By clicking on those links or enabling these connections you may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these websites and are not responsible for their privacy policies. Please ensure that you read the privacy policies on any such external websites.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been placed on our web site and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you do not agree with the described use of the cookies on this website or app and do not wish to disable cookies, we respectfully ask that you do not use this website or app.

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