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This is the Cookie Policy for If you do not accept this Cookie Policy, please do not use this site.

What are cookies?

For to work properly, it needs to collect certain basic information about its users’ browsing habits. To do this, our site will create small, temporary text files, known as cookies, on visitors’ computers. These cookies are designed to allow the website to recognise users on subsequent visits, in order to improve the individual’s browsing experience.

Cookies do a lot of different jobs which make your experience of the Internet much smoother and more interactive. A lot of the data that they contain is anonymous, though some of it is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location.

There are two different kinds of cookie – persistent and session.

Session cookies are temporary. They only remain on the user’s computer for the duration of the browsing session. Once the browser is closed, the cookies are removed.

Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for a finite period of time as defined when the cookie is created. They are active every time the user visits our website.

How do we use cookies? places a number of persistent and session cookies on users’ devices for different reasons (shown in the table below:

Cookie Name Type Collects personal information? Source Description Active duration
ASP.NET_SessionId Essential no Anonymous session identifier session
cc_cookie_accept Essential no Whether or not to display cookie notice 1 year
cc_cookie_decline Essential no Whether or not to accept first party cookies from 1 year
emailSignup Non-essential no Whether or not to display email signup form 1 week
gsScrollPos-142 Non-essential no Used to control scrolling in embedded Google Maps session
__cfduid Essential no Used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.  1 year
__unam Non-essential Only if the website user has signed up to the ShareThis service. Used by the social sharing widget to share content across social networks. More info on the ShareThis privacy policy here. 1 year
Non-essential no Used for website traffic analysis 2 years
2 years
2 days
fbm_411989652272684 Non-essential unknown Set by Facebook for application integration 1 Year

Cookies placed by other providers (third-party cookies)

As you browse our website you may notice that cookies have been set on your device that are not related to When you visit a page with embedded content from other providers, for example, Twitter, Youtube or Facebook, these providers may set their own cookies on your device. has no responsibility for, access to, or control over placement of these third-party cookies. They are set and maintained by the third-party websites that set them.

How can I control cookies from

We take your privacy very seriously and do our utmost to minimise the amount of personal data collected. If, however, you would rather not have any cookies placed when visiting, you can opt to block them. Please note however, this may degrade your end user experience and limit some of the functions of our website. 

Option 1: block non-essential cookies only

You can block non-essential cookies only by clicking on the 'Block non-essential cookies' button which appears at the foot of our website. You can also do this by clicking the following button:

This action places the cc_cookie_decline cookie on your computer which will disable the placement of future non-essential cookies. You may still need to clear your browser's cookie store to delete existing cookies set by allaboutstalbans (see below).

Option 2: block all cookies

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Generally you have the option to see what cookies you’ve got and delete them individually, block third party cookies or cookies from particular sites, accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies. Visit the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on your browser to change settings, and check the following links for more browser-specific information.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox 
Cookie settings in Chrome 
Cookie settings in Safari

User agreement

By continuing to use our site, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to receive cookies from, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be.

17th April 2018