Cookie Policy

Last update: 29 Apr 2020

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. We use cookies to improve the user experience of this website, tell us which parts of the websites the users have visited, provide enhanced services and remember the location and language settings for individual users.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the settings on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. If you are concerned about having cookies on your computer, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being set, allowing you to decide whether to accept it. You can also delete cookies from your computer. The setting of each browser is different. It is described in the help menu of your browser. It will allow you to know how to modify your choices with regard to cookies.

If you choose to block or delete cookies, certain features of the site may not operate at their optimum. For more information see Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a feature offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked, such as by third party ad networks, social networks and analytic companies. This site does not currently respond to DNT requests.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose


Created and read by the AddThis social sharing site to ensure an updated count of shared pages returned to before the share count cache is updated.
Facebook _fbp The Facebook pixel is used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products on the Facebook platform.
Universal Analytics
Used for website traffic analysis and improvements. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data.
Records and stores the user’s cookie consent state for Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
Banner Management BANNERCLOSED, BANNERSEEN Allows users to view and dismiss an informational/alert banner once seen.
PHP Cookie PHPSESSID Non-persistent session cookie to assist with browsing
LinkedIn Lidc
Provides advertising campaign reporting.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or To understand how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Apple Safari

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit