Cookie Use Policy


Cookies are small pieces of information stored by us on your computer which enable us to identify your computer when you access our services or websites. We may use cookies to provide you with a convenient means of access, without needing your password. Also, to protect the integrity of registered user names and passwords and to limit access to ‘registered’ services. The information we gather by use of cookies does not include personally identifying information. You have the option to refuse these cookies. If you choose to refuse these cookies you will be able to use this web site, but will not be able to use the channels of this website that require user registration (eg access to buyers’ guides) or register for other services such as editorial emails.

The following Cookie categories are based on the classification presented in The International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Cookie Guide

Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide services that you have requested.


Category 1 Cookies used by
Login Status To identify you as being logged in to our website
Performance and load balancing

Load Balancing Cookies may be used to distribute load across our web servers – to ensure our websites perform well and give you the best possible experience.

We use New Relic on, which sets a number of small cookies to perform browser measurements. Full details about the cookies set by New Relic can be found in the document “What cookies does New Relic create?

User Subscription Data Subscription cookies allow use to ensure you can access resources which you have registered or paid for.


Category 2: Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. The information collected by these cookies is aggregated, so these cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve the way our website works.


Category 2 Cookies used by
Web Analytics

Google Analytics Cookies are used to improve the design and user experience of our website by providing statistics on site usage and pages visited.

Click on this link to opt out of Google Analytics

Embedded video and audio Most videos of’s are hosted on YouTube, which uses cookies to collect statistics and improve site experience.


Category 3: Functionality cookies. THese cookies allow us to remember the choices you make (such as your username) and provide enhanced, more relevant features.


Category 3 Cookies used by
User Preferences Preference cookies remember settings you’ve applied to this site such as Layout, Default views, Search filters, Number of Search results per page etc.
Login Information Login cookies may be used to communicate your login details across pages of this website. This data is encrypted and not shared with third parties.


Category 4: Targeting or Advertising cookies. These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.


Category 4 Cookies used by
Targeted Advertising

Advertising cookies are used by third parties to gather and send information to other websites so that they can present you with adverts you may be interested in.

These cookies can be linked to clicks on ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ buttons which may be used on this site.

The following third party networks are used by
• Google

You may chose to decline these cookies by visiting the following sites.
• Google advertising opt-out page

In addition, third-party advertisers run adverts on and use their own advertising networks. If you would like to block cookies being set by third party networks you may do so through the preference settings on your browser.

Campaign Tracking

Campaign Tracking cookies are used to monitor how effective adverts, promotions and e-newsletters are. traffics its own campaigns through:

• Google

In addition, third party advertisers run campaigns on If you would like to block cookies being set by third party networks you may do so through the preference settings on your browser.

To contact us about the use of Cookies on this site please email:

Web Activity Reporting

We use Google Analytics software which requires a cookie in order to gather valuable information about how users navigate around the site. View Google’s Privacy Policy.

Statistical Information

Aggregate statistical information provided by us to our advertisers or others regarding sales of website usage will not include personally identifying information.

Commercial Advertising

Please click this link for the Privacy Policy statement of our advertisement content provider.