In this section you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit a SECURITY-SCIENCE website and how to reject or delete those cookies. If you wish to read the SECURITY-SCIENCE's Cookies Policy, this can be found in section 11 of the Privacy Policy.
1. How to reject and delete cookies

The SECURITY-SCIENCE will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by SECURITY-SCIENCE websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the SECURITY-SCIENCE website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To totally opt-out of our suppliers collecting any data regarding your interaction on SECURITY-SCIENCE.COM, please refer to section 3.2.

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2. Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)

The SECURITY-SCIENCE uses the Adobe Flash Player to deliver services, throughout the site. 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.

How to disable Flash Cookies:

The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like SECURITY-SCIENCE.COM or for all websites - see for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications.

Please note that if you disable your Flash cookies for the SECURITY-SCIENCE website you will be unable to play content on the SECURITY-SCIENCE media players.

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3. Third Party Cookies

3.1 Cookies set by Third Parties

To support our journalism, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. The SECURITY-SCIENCE does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

UPDATE: News Website sharing tools

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the SECURITY-SCIENCE website now carries embedded 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. The SECURITY-SCIENCE does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

3.2 Cookies set by SECURITY-SCIENCE Contractors:

The SECURITY-SCIENCE uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on the SECURITY-SCIENCE website on its behalf. However, please be aware that which cookies are set may depend on Geolocation.

1) The following cookies may be set for visitors:

These include:

Nielsen//NetRatings, Quantcast and SageMetrics

These are independent measurement and research companies. They gather data regarding the visitors to SECURITY-SCIENCE sites on our behalf using cookies, log file data and code which is embedded on our website. The SECURITY-SCIENCE uses this type of information to help improve the services it provides to its users. Quantcast only gathers data regarding non-UK-based visitors to the international version of the SECURITY-SCIENCE site.

If you would like more information about the cookies used by these companies how to opt out, please see their individual privacy policies:


Nedstat, an independent measurement and research company, gathers non-personal information regarding visitor activity and other audio video embedding web pages. The SECURITY-SCIENCE uses this information to help improve the SECURITY-SCIENCE embeddable audio video services.


An external SECURITY-SCIENCE supplier that provides a unique identifier to each mobile phone user of SECURITY-SCIENCE.COM in order for the SECURITY-SCIENCE to recognise revisiting users and personalise their user experience.


Doubleclick 'Spotlight Tags' are used to measure the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns for the SECURITY-SCIENCE. This service gathers information regarding visits made by international users which is used to decide on the insertion of adverts. For information on the cookie set by Doubleclick plus information on how to opt out please go to

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