Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive to help store your user preferences, login and session states, analyse web traffic or let you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Cookies used on this site

The following cookies may be set.

WordPress Cookies

WordPress is the content management system used by this website. WordPress uses cookies to keep track of logged in users.

WordPress Security (WordPress security plug-in)
A security plug-in for WordPress and helps keep the site safe and secure. This plug-in may check you’re a real human visitor and your geographical location.

Google Analytics
Google Analytics: __ga, __gat: We use Google Analytics to monitor and report on our website usage such as the number of visitors to the site, search phrases used to find us, pages visited on the site and time spent on the site. The statistics gathered are a necessary requirement in order for us to provide and improve our value added products and services and to stay competitive. The cookies do not identify users nor associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google’s privacy policy is found here http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Embedded Content (e.g. YouTube videos)
Occasionally, the webmaster may embed content from other sites and services into web pages (for example, embedding a YouTube video into a page). When third party services are used like this, they will usually set their own cookies in addition to the cookies listed above.

Social Media Sharing

To enable our users to share links to our pages on their own social media channels.
Cookie Notifications
Ironically, to keep track of whether we have shown you the cookie notification message (and your acceptance), we need to set a cookie.

How to disable cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout