Cookie Policy

We may gather information about your general internet use by using a cookie file. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our website and the service that we provide to you.

Our cookies are used to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Although they can be used to store information which may identify a user's computer, cookies do not personally identify users and passwords and credit card information are not stored in cookies.

We use cookies to collect information about your computer including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type for system administration as part of our audit trail process.  

We may periodically update the cookies we use and our cookie policy so please do review this policy regularly.

Cookies we use

exp_csrf_token
This cookie protects against Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF). A CSRF attack forces a logged-on victim’s browser to send a forged HTTP request, including the victim’s session cookie and any other automatically included authentication information, to a vulnerable web application. This allows the attacker to force the victim’s browser to generate requests the vulnerable application thinks are legitimate requests from the victim.

exp_tracker
This is a temporary cookie that remains in the internet browser folder of your computer until you close the browser. It contains the last 5 pages viewed and is typically used for form or error message returns.

exp_last_visit
This cookie remains in your browser for one year and contains the date of the user’s last visit.

exp_last_activity
This cookie remains in your browser for one year and records the time of the last page load. It is used in conjunction with the exp_last_visit cookie.

CraftSessionID
This cookie is used by Craft CMS (a Content Management System used to power our competition websites) to collect anonymous information about visitor behaviour. This expires when you close your browser.

__cfduid
The __cfduid cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information. 
Further information can be found on the CloudFlare website: https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-What-does-the-Cloudflare-cfduid-cookie-do-

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, the pages they visited, what time your current visit occurred and whether you have been to the site before. These cookies contain no personally identifiable information, but they will use your computer’s IP address to know from where in the world you are accessing the internet.

Google Analytics uses the following cookies:

_ga
This is used to distinguish users. It expires after 2 years.

_gid
This is used to distinguish users. It expires after 24 hours.

_gat
This is used to throttle request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. This expires after 1 minute.

We only share the information obtained through the use of Google Analytics with Google. For more information on Google’s use of your information, please visit the Google Privacy and Data Sharing pages. To prevent Google Analytics cookies being set, you may wish to install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).

Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may 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.

Third Party Cookies

We sometimes allow partners or service providers to use cookies on our websites. These cookies are used to help us understand how a specific promotion or campaign is performing. The information obtained from these cookies is only used by Malcolm Reading Consultants and its partners.

The cookies we use for these purposes do not track your Internet usage after leaving our website and we do not store your personal information. They will also not be used in connection with any other information to identify you in any way.

Sharing our Content

If you take the opportunity to 'share' our content through third party websites such as social networks, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Deleting Cookies

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you are not obliged to accept. If you prefer, you can change your browser’s settings to prevent it from accepting cookies on your computer – go to www.allaboutcookies.org for instructions on how to disable cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of our website.