Privacy & Cookies

The BBC will use your information collected through this website in accordance with the BBC's Privacy & Cookies Policy, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy. Please note that the cookies settings toggle on www.bbc.co.uk/privacy/cookies will not change your cookies for this website — you will need to follow the instructions below.

Cookies

Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.

Managing cookies

If you don't want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

Most BBC websites do work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies.

Performance cookies/analytics

We use Performance cookies across BBC websites for internal purposes to help us to provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied by cookies helps us to understand how our visitors use BBC websites so that we can improve how we present our content to you. They also allow us to test different design ideas for particular pages. We generally contract with independent measurement and research companies to perform these services for us and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company (third party cookies). For example Google Analytics: This is web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of those services and compile a report for us. Opt‐out of Google Analytics cookies.

Third party cookies

We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as flickr and YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on a BBC website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. The BBC does not control the dissemination of these cookies and this tool will not block cookies from those websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Adobe Flash Player Cookies

The Adobe Flash Player, used to provide services such as iPlayer in your web browser or web-based games, is also capable of storing information on your device. However, these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. Some web browser manufacturers are developing solutions to allow you to control these through your browser, but at the present time, if you wish to restrict or block Flash Cookies, then you must do this on the Adobe website.

Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you, for example, the auto resume feature when watching BBC videos.

Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting

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 website does not currently respond to DNT requests, however, you may opt-out of tracking on this website, including analytics, by following the instructions to opt-out of cookies above.

A uniform standard has not yet been adopted to determine how DNT requests should be interpreted and what actions should be taken by websites and third parties. The BBC will continue to review DNT and other new technologies and may adopt a DNT standard once available.

Similar technologies ‐ Web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs

These are all terms used to describe a particular form of technology implemented by many sites in order to help them to understand and analyse how their site is being used and, in turn, to improve your experience of the site. They may also be used to target any particular content being served on the web page you are viewing.

A web beacon (or similar) usually takes the form of a small, transparent image, which is embedded in a web page or an email. They are used in conjunction with cookies and send information such as your IP address, when the page or email was viewed, from what device and which geo-location etc.

As a web beacon forms part of a web page, it is not possible to “opt-out” as such but you can render them ineffective by opting out of the cookies they set.

Mobile device and TV apps

On devices such as mobile phones, tablets and smart TVs, instead of cookies, information collected from or stored to your device may be used to “remember” you or provide you with the content you have requested. For details on this, please see “Mobile devices and TVs” on http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy/devices