Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Cookie name Description
Cookie preference CookieControl This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on our site. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
Google Analytics _ga, _gat, _gid These cookies are used to store information about how visitors use our site. We use this information to help improve our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form including the number of visitors to the site, when the visits took place, what pages were visited and which site they were referred from.
Browsealoud __ba_allow_secure, __ba_plus, __ba_launch_audio_alert These cookies are set for visitors who use the Browsealoud service, to read aloud and translate content on our site. The cookies enable the service to function by storing the user’s selections and preferences as they move around the site, including their settings for the tool, any language selection they might have made, the position of the toolbar, and their acceptance of the disclaimers.