Cookies are small files that are downloaded onto your computer when you visit a website. They are used by many websites to make them work, or to help them work more efficiently. They also provide us with information about how you use the website.                                      

Website operators are required by law to provide clear and comprehensive information about the use of cookies, and ensure that users have consented to this use.


The Ratiu Forum website is a large and complex service comprising various sub-sites. Various cookies are in use across the Ratiu Forum website, with the cookies in use subject to changes as the website develops. 

Session cookie

These are created temporarily in your browser’s subfolder while you are visiting the website. Session cookies allow you to proceed from webpage to webpage quickly and easily so you don’t get asked for the same information you’ve already given to the site. The cookie is then automatically deleted when you leave the website.

Persistent cookie

These remain in your browser’s subfolder and are activated again when you re-visit the website. It helps us to remember your information and settings when you visit the website again, resulting in a faster online experience for you.

Functional cookie

These enable additional functionality to improve your experience on the website. For example, recording settings for future visits so as to save users having to repeat making the same choices.

Performance cookie

These monitor and assess the Ratiu Forum website and its use. For example, recording visits to reveal how a website is used and which parts are most popular.

Google Analytics


Used to monitor usage of the Ratiu Forum website. This information allows Ratiu Forum to assess how the Ratiu Forum website is used. Anonymous data about usage (eg number of visitors, visitors’ country, number of times each page is visited) is collected and aggregated to produce website performance reports.

Google Tag Manager


Used to help identify website visitors in Google Analytics by DoubleClick.  

Advertising/targeting cookies

These use an identification number to monitor personal preferences for the purposes of personalising pages and gathering further information. For example, presenting adverts or promotions for products similar to those previously viewed or purchased.

Facebook Pixel
LinkedIn InsightTag

 Google / Doubleclick


Used to remember preferences and gather website statistics.

Sharing information via social media platforms

Ratiu Forum websites and applications may have links embedded into pages on various social media platforms. Cookies generated by those sites may change without notice. When you share a page or link those sites may set cookies on your device or browser and may also make information about you publicly available or stored elsewhere. For more information about privacy and the cookies used by these services, as well as information on how to opt-out, please visit the respective social media platforms.


Delete all cookies
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Clear all cookies when you close the browser

Open a ‘private browsing’ / ‘incognito’ session (allows you to browse the internet without storing local data)

Install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality, for example Google have created a Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On for Chrome.

Click on your chosen browser below for instructions and guidance on how to manage your cookies via your browser.




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If you use another browser, please visit the browser developer website for guidance and instructions on managing your cookies.


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