AOP Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small text file created by a website that is stored on your computer either temporarily for that session only or permanently on the hard disk (permanent cookie). Cookies provide a way for our website to recognise you and keep track of your preferences.

Our cookies help us:
If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can remove them, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect. 

It is only once you sign up and provide consent that the system will look to personalise the experience for you with best matching content and other recommendations.

Which cookies do we use and why?

1. Essential cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify members and ensure they can access the member-only pages. If a user opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a membership entitles them to.

2. Performance Cookies

We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.

3. Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow us to remember your choices (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for selling advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the internet, but do help with serving advertising.

Some examples of how we do this include:
 4. Target or Advertising (3rd party)

’Targeting’ cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as ’Like’ buttons and ’Share’ buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

An example of this includes:

Affino cookies

How you can control cookies

1. Browser controls

Most modern browsers offer you ways to control or block cookies. These browser controls will usually be found in the “options’ or “preferences” menu. For more help visit

About this policy

If our use of cookies changes, we will post the changes to this policy. Please check frequently as online data collection practices and our use of them continue to evolve. To contact us about this policy, you may email

Our cookie policy was updated 21st August 2018