What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit or certain emails you open. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide business and marketing information to the owners of the site. They contain information about the use of your computer but don’t include personal information about you (they don’t store your name, for instance).
IMPORTANT: Cookies cannot carry viruses and cannot install malware or other malicious software onto your PC
This policy explains how cookies are used on Racing Post websites in general – and, below, how you can control the cookies that may be used on this site (not all of them are used on every site).
About this policy
We may collect information automatically when you visit the Website, using cookies. The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit.
You can choose, below, not to allow cookies. If you do, we can’t guarantee that your experience with the Website will be as good as if you do allow cookies.
The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Website and your location.
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.
These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser – remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one:
Types of cookie that may be used during your visit to the Website.
- Analytics cookies
These monitor how visitors move around the Website and how they reached it. This is used so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users enjoy most, for instance.You can opt out of these if you want:
TrackJS (Tracks Website Errors)
- Third-party service cookies
The services we offer are run by other companies. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our site or if you are already logged in to them.
- Our own ad serving and management cookies
We sell space on some of our websites to advertisers – they pay for the content that you enjoy for free. As part of this, we use several services to help us and advertisers understand what adverts you might be interested in. These cookies hold information about the computer – they don’t hold personal information about you
- Other ad management cookies
Some advertisements on the Website are provided by other organisations. Our advertising partners will serve advertisements that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you, based on information about your visit to the Website and other websites.
Google Adsense (Ad-serving Technology)
- Site management cookies
These are used to maintain your identity or session on the Website. For instance, where our websites run on more than one server, we use a cookie to ensure that you are sent information by one specific server (otherwise you may log in or out unexpectedly). We may use similar cookies when you vote in opinion polls to ensure that you can only vote once.
These cookies cannot be turned off individually but you could change your browser setting to refuse all cookies (see above) if you do not wish to accept them.
Please note that turning off advertising cookies will not mean that you are not served any advertising but merely that it will not be tailored to your interests.