Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They are used for many things, such as remembering whether you’ve visited the site before – so that you remain logged in. They also help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month. They contain information about the use of your computer, but do not include personal information about you; they don’t store your name, for example).
This policy explains how cookies are used on Trinity Mirror websites in general and, below, how you can control the cookies that may be used on this particular site (not all of them are used on every site).
We may collect information automatically when you visit the Website, using cookies.
The cookies allow us to identify your computer and to find out details about your last visit.
You have the option, below, not to allow cookies. If you do, however, this may affect your experience when navigating around the Website.
The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you – it simply includes general information about your computer settings; your connection to the Internet, eg. operating system and platform; IP address; your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Website, and your location.
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.
These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser. Remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser, then these settings apply to all websites – not just this one:
Types of cookie that may be used during your visit:
The following types of cookie are used on this site. We do not list every single cookie used by name, but for each type of cookie, we tell you how you can control its use.
This page links to further information for different versions of IE – the mobile version is at
The mobile version is at: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677.
- Opera: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
1. Personalisation cookies
These cookies are used to recognise repeat visitors to the Website and, in conjunction with other information we hold, to attempt to record specific browsing information (that is, about the way you arrive at the Website, pages you view, options you select, information you enter and the path you take through the Website). These are used to recommend content we think you’ll be interested in, based on what you have looked at previously.
This site, however, does not use personalisation and so these cookies are not used.
2. Analytics cookies
These monitor how visitors move around the Website and how they arrive at it. This is used so that we can see, for instance, total (not individual) figures on the types of content users enjoy the most.
You can opt out of these if you prefer:
- Omniture: http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7#optout
- Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
3 Third-party service cookies
Social sharing, video and other services we offer are run by other companies. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our site or if you are already logged in to them.
- Facebook’s data use policy; http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other
- AddThis (the service that runs some of our social sharing buttons): http://www.addthis.com/privacy#.T6j–usS0bw
- Storify’s (a service that is sometimes used to embed a series of tweets) terms of service: http://storify.com/tos
- Readers offers: Myoffers (reader offers): http://www.myoffers.co.uk/privacy_statement.aspx
- Tynt (adds a URL when you copy and paste) opt-out page: http://www.tynt.com/tynt-users-opt-out#axzz1uwhK3VWx
4 Our own ad serving and management cookies
We sell space on some of our websites to advertisers. They pay for the content you enjoy for free.
As part of this, we use several services to help us and advertisers understand the adverts you might be interested in. These cookies hold information about the computer; they don’t hold personal information about you (ie. it isn’t linked to you as an individual). They might hold, however, a record of the other websites you have visited, so we could show you a car advert if you have previously visited a motoring website.
These are the services we use and how you can control those cookies. Please note that turning off advertising cookies won’t mean that you are not served any advertising, merely that it will not be tailored to your interests.
5 Other ad management cookies
Advertisements on the Website are provided by other organisations. Our advertising partners will serve advertisements that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you, based on information about your visit to the Website and other websites. In order to do this, our advertising partners may need to place a cookie on your computer. These cookies hold information about the computer – they do not hold personal information about you (ie. it isn’t linked to you as an individual).
For more information about this type of online behavioural advertising, about cookies, and about how to turn this feature off, please visithttp://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/
Please note that turning off advertising cookies will not mean that you are not served any advertising, but merely that it will not be tailored to your interests.
6. Site management cookies
These are used to maintain your identity or session on the Website. For instance, where our websites run on more than one server, we use a cookie to ensure that you are sent information by one specific server (otherwise you might log in or out unexpectedly). We may use similar cookies when you vote in opinion polls, to ensure that you can only vote once, and to ensure that you can use our commenting functionality when not logged in. This is to ensure you don’t see comments you have reported as abusive, for instance, or don’t vote comments up/down more than once.
These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can change your browser setting to refuse all cookies (see above) if you do not wish to accept them.