Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies?

As is common practice with almost all websites, this site uses cookies. Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these files. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored; however this may downgrade or break certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies…

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. In most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. Thus, it is recommended that you leave cookies switched on if you are uncertain as to whether you need them.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your web browser (see your browser ‘Help’ for steps on how to do this). Please be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this, and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

If you create an account with us, we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out. However, in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

This site offers newsletter and/or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered. They may also be used to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

This site also offers e-commerce and/or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytic solutions on the web. It helps us understand how you use the site and informs us of ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site.

The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web. This also limits the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.

For more information on Google AdSense, see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

More Information

Hopefully, that has clarified things for you. If you are still looking for more information then you can contact us via your preferred method.