Information About Cookies


Last Revised July 2013

We use technologies on the Site,, to collect information that helps us improve your online experience.  In this Cookie Policy, we refer to these technologies, which include cookies, pixels, web beacons and gifs, collectively as “cookies.”  This policy explains the different types of cookies used on the Site and how you can control them.  We may change this Cookie Policy at any time.  Please take a look at the “LAST REVISED” legend at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised.  Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the Site.
By using the Site, you agree that we can store and access cookies as described in this policy.
We hope that this policy helps you understand, and feel more confident about, our use of cookies. Please also see our Privacy Policy to understand the other ways in which we use information we collect about you. If you have any further queries, please contact us at


Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device.  They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way.  They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g. by remembering your user preferences). 


Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the Site.
Essential Cookies.  These cookies are essential to our Site in order to enable you to move around it and to use its features.  Without these essential cookies, we may not be able to provide certain services or features and our Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like. 

Essential cookies on this Site may include:

Cookie Name
Further Information 
   Determines the user’s country code.

SiteId    Current site id

LastPageId    ID of the last visited page

AgeGate   The cookie restricts users under the age of 18 years old from accessing webpages that contain information submission or sharing features.

Performance Cookies.
  Performance cookies, which are sometimes called analytics cookies, collect information about your use of this Site and enable us to improve the way it works.  For example, performance cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Site, allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, help us record any difficulties you have with the Site and show us whether our advertising is effective or not.

Functionality Cookies.
  In some circumstances, we may use functionality cookies.  Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices you make on our Site and to provide enhanced and more personalized features, such as customising a certain webpage, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog.  All of these features help us to improve your visit to the Site.

Cookie Name  
Further Information 
Surv[sunvID]   An internal cookie that restricts users from refilling surveys.
babyauth   An internal cookie that is used for form authentication.

Flash Cookies.  We may, in certain situations, use Adobe Flash Player to deliver special content, such as video clips or animation. To improve your user experience, Local Shared Objects (commonly known as “Flash cookies”) are employed to provide functions such as remembering your settings and preferences.  Flash cookies are stored on your device, but they are managed through an interface different from the one provided by your web browser.  This means it is not possible to manage Flash cookies at the browser level, in the same way you would manage cookies. Instead, you can access your Flash management tools from Adobe’s website directly.  The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies – see  for further information.  Please be aware that if you disable or reject Flash cookies for this Site, you may not be able to access certain features, such as video content or services that require you to sign in.   

In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide certain services on our Site.  Please note that children are not eligible to use these services.  Third-party organizations may use their own cookies to collect information about eligible users’ activities on our Site.  We do not control these cookies and to disable or reject third-party cookies, please refer to the relevant third party’s website. You can also learn more about controlling cookies in section 4 below.

Third-party cookies on this Site may include:

Cookie Name  
  Further Information 
APISID   These Google cookies are typically written to the browser upon the loading of YouTube videos.
HSID, SID   Google security cookies used to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.
PREF   A unique identifier used by Google applications to store user preferences.

You can download the Google Opt Out plugin, or edit your advertising preferences here:
YSC, confirmed-publishing-gh, d400M.resume, demographics, use_hitbox, ACTIVITY
  These YouTube cookies are dropped when a YouTube video is played. They track video plays and other video activity.

You can adjust your YouTube cookie preferences and opt out here:


You may refuse to accept cookies from this Site at any time by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse cookies.  You can refuse to accept Flash cookies from this Site using Adobe’s Flash management tools at . Further information about the procedure to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen. You may wish to refer to for information on commonly used browsers. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended.