Updated: 18 February 2021
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data or message (‘text file’) that is sent from an organisation's web server to your web browser when you visit a website and is then stored on your hard drive to recognise you when you return to the website or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies cannot read data from your hard drive or cookie files created by other websites, and do not damage your system.
At any time, you can reset your browser so as to refuse any cookie or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent. Web browsers allow you to control cookies stored on your hard drive through the web browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including which cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
What cookies do we use?
Strictly necessary cookies used by our website enable its core functionality such as security, network management and accessibility. If you choose to disable these cookies in your browser settings, some of the features of our website may not work as well as we intend. You cannot disable these cookies using our cookie tool. These cookies are:
|Set by Bowmark.com for security purposes and prevent the website from certain types of attacks. This cookie is a session cookie and expires as soon as the user has left the website.
|Set by Bowmark.com to maintain session information across web requests. It expires as soon as the website is closed.
|Used to record unique visitor views of the consent banner.
Analytics and customisation cookies used by our website to provide enhanced functionality and make our website easier to use, by remembering your preferences, including the preferences you have indicated on our cookies tool. As third parties set these cookies, you must use your browser settings or visit the third party site and follow the instructions in their cookie notice in order to refuse them. These cookies are:
|Used to distinguish users.
|Used to distinguish users.
|Used to throttle request rate.
|A ShareThis cookie ID that's set against the domain name of this website
|Set by ShareThis. The cookie is used for site analytics to determine the pages visited, the amount of time spent, etc.
|The __stid cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors user-activity, e.g. Web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you may be able to use the tool provided by Google available at tools.google.com.
Refusing and restricting cookies
You may refuse to accept, or withdraw your previous consent to, cookies on our website in two ways:
- You may change your mind about the cookies you have selected through our cookies tool by updating your choices at any time. Please be aware that our cookies tool cannot be used to block cookies on third party websites linked from our website. In order to remove these cookies, you will need to visit the relevant third-party website and follow the instructions in their cookie notices.
- Your browser settings may allow you to refuse the setting of certain cookies. The "Help" or "Internet Settings" functions within your browser should explain how.