When creating this website, we aimed to make something that’s accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We worked, and actively work, to increase the accessibility and usability of the website by testing in a number of browsers, screen readers, accessibility and HTML validators and other web tools. By doing this, we align ourselves with many of the available standards and guidelines set for websites on the Internet today.
The site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS and checked with the W3C Markup Validation Service. We aim for the site to display correctly and uniformly across all major current browsers and the use of standards compliant code should mean any future browsers will also display it correctly. However, whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability and attempt to ensure that all the content validates and displays correctly, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
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We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime, should you experience any difficulty in accessing any areas of this website or have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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In this section you will find information about the cookies that may be set when you visit this website and how to reject or delete those cookies.
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Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.
This website uses services provided by other companies (e.g. Google, Facebook ) who also set cookies on this website on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing.
If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please continue reading.
This is a list of the main cookies set by this website, and what each is used for.
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This cookie stores a session ID that is not personally identifiable to users, allowing the user to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.
Session cookies are never written on the hard drive and they do not collect any information from the user’s computer. Session cookies expire at the end of the user’s browser session and can also become no longer accessible after the session has been inactive for a specified length of time, usually 20 minutes.
This cookie may also be used to store information such as the contents of a shopping cart or to provide feedback messages to users during your browsing session.
This website uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on this website on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.
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To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects – or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known – are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash Cookies are stored on a user’s terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.
The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like bbc.co.uk or for all websites – see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications such as this website iPlayer.
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This website contains areas which are not accessible without logging in using a username and / or password. These restricted areas are used for a range of activities including the administration of the website, the provision of members only content, and management of user’s profiles.
Access to these areas is controlled by a Session Cookie which is deleted automatically at the end of your browsing session, however if you choose to tick a ‘remember me’ checkbox to automatically log you in to the account this is managed with a standard Cookie that will be set to persist for a long period of time. Access to these areas via 3rd party systems may also result in a Cookie that will persist for a long period of time, without ticking a ‘remember me’ checkbox, for example access via Facebook connect.
Within these restricted areas other cookies may be set automatically. These cookies are associated with scripts and applications that are used as part of the administration system (for example by WYSIWG content editors).