Cookie Policy

Details of cookies we use across all Wilmington Publishing & Information Ltd websites and what we use them for.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file that is saved by your browser when you visit a website. It enables certain information about your visit to be stored by the site.

Some of these cookies are essential in order for a website to run as you would expect it to while others allow us to provide you with a better service (for example, understanding what content is most popular, to provide you more of the same).

Our Cookie Policy

We understand you need to reach the most relevant information quickly and easily. So, our main aim of using cookies is to provide you with the most optimised 'user experience' possible. (For details on what personal information we collect using cookies and how we use it, read our privacy policy.)

We may use cookies to help you navigate the website efficiently and perform certain functions. For example, cookies allow us to remember your log in details to save you from having to type their username and password every time they visit us, or move from page to page.

Our website analytics tool also uses cookies in order to analyze how, when and where visitors use our websites, but this information is not tied to personally identifiable information. We only use this data to improve your experience. For example, we are able to find out what the most popular content is each week, and update our homepage to reflect that current interest.

You may see advertising on some of our web pages. Although we currently do not analyze this data regularly to tailor adverts to user trends we may want to do this in the future. However, we will endeavour to inform you of any changes to this policy prior to the change.

After reviewing the cookies we use (see 'What cookies we use' section below) and the benefit they provide our visitors and members, we currently operate an 'implied consent' policy. This means that we assume you agree with the usage of our cookies. If you do not agree, we have provided guidance to help you to alter your browser settings to match the level of privacy you require (see the ‘Opting Out of Cookies’ and the ‘Managing and Deleting Cookies’ sections below).

For members, subscribers and registered users of our website, if your cookies aren't enabled on your computer, it will mean that your experience when logged in to our website will be limited to browsing.

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We will be reviewing our cookie policy in November 2012.

What Cookies We Use

The following describes the cookies we use across our website and what we use them for:

Cookies Essential for website use

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This is essential for browsing and the website wouldn't work for you without it. This cookie allows us to identify your particular session (the time between arriving at and leaving and means that we can remember you as you move from one page to the next, thereby improving your experience on our site. This cookie will be automatically deleted from your computer when you close your browser.


Is used to verify that the user is logged in from one workstation only.


Save your user id when you are logged in to the site


This cookie is used to store your last visit and username for 10 days or for 8 hours if you don't select 'Remember me' at login.

Non-essential cookies for website analytics and helping you to share content

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(Note: These are third party cookies)

Google uses cookies to evaluate your use of the website in order for us to compile reports on website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required to do so by law, or if such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not cross reference your IP address with any other data it holds. Read Google's privacy policy.

Other non-essential cookies

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There are no non-essential 1st party cookies on this site

Providing you with this information is part of our initiative to fulfil recent legislation. We want to be sure that we are clear and honest about your privacy when using our website. We will be reviewing our policy again in November 2012 to safeguard your experience and privacy whilst visiting any of our websites.

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Opting out of cookies

Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically, by default. However, the settings of the browser you use can usually be changed to prevent automatic acceptance and to provide a prompt every time a cookie is sent to you or to allow you to choose not to receive cookies at all. However, the consequence of opting out of cookies will severely limit your ability to interact and use the web site. You will be able to view the homepage and all publicly available content pages but you will not be able to login and run searches on the data.

If you wish to block cookies, please use the link below and follow the relevant instructions. Take care to ensure that the instructions you select match the type and version of your browser software:

Managing and deleting cookies

If you want to manage or delete cookies on your machine, then use the url below:

Analytical cookies

The analytical cookies we use are Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the web site and to compile reports for us on activity on the web site.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using Wilmington Publishing & Information Ltd’s web site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Click below for an overview of Google Analytics:

Opting out of Google Analytics

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit:

Contact information

If you have any questions about the our privacy and cookie policy, then please contact us on:
T: 020 7324 2346
Bethan Cater
Group Data Protection Officer
6-14 Underwood Street
N1 7JQ