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Cookies in general

Please read this information carefully, as it explains how we deal with the issue of consent for the setting of cookies. (a) Visitors to this website see a notice about cookie use and in accepting it you imply consent to their use. The same is true when a visitor chooses to publish a comment. (b) If you don’t want these cookies then do not accept them, for example by setting your browser to decline all cookies, though doing so might make a difference to how this and other websites work for you. (c) If you are concerned about cookies, or want to know more, good reference sources include (1) the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), (2) JISC Legal, (3) OUT-LAW from Pinsent Masons law firm and (4) the European Commission. More on those four follows.

  1. The ICO governs cookie use in the UK and publishes its Cookies web page with information about how to decline cookies and other useful ICO advice for members of the public. In December 2012 the ICO delivered an Enforcement Activity Report on cookies.
  2. The JISC Legal website has its own Legal and Cookies information page with notifications, information and guidance.
  3. OUT-LAW (Pinsent Masons) publishes the popular aboutcookies.org website which has more information.
  4. EC Directive (2011 No. 1208) set the scene for modern cookie legislation and the ICO (above) has responsibility for its enforcement in the UK.

Changes to this Cookies policy

We keep our Cookies policy under regular review and it was last updated on 18 April 2014