Cookie policy

What are cookies?

As is common practice with the majority of websites, this site uses cookies which are tiny data files that are downloaded to your computer to "remember" information as you move between web pages (as web pages have no memory of their own) and improve your web browsing experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use them and why we sometimes need to store these cookies; it also informs you how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, although this may downgrade or "break" certain elements of the site's 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.

Why does it matter?

The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) requires all UK website operators and owners to gain consent from its visitors for the use of cookies and other local storage technologies.

The cookies we set

In order to provide you with a better experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it, such as whether you prefer to use the desktop or mobile version of the site. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be recalled whenever you interact with a page affected by your preferences. We also use cookies to keep track of things we've done once already so we don't bother you by doing it again (including asking your permission to use cookies).

Third-party cookies

We use cookies provided by trusted third parties for specific pieces of functionality. 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 analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and 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 so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways (liking, sharing etc). For these to work, social media sites (including Facebook, Twitter and Stumble Upon) will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Disabling cookies

Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site.

You can prevent cookies being set by adjusting the settings of your web browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies may result in also disabling certain features of the site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

More information

Hopefully the information above and the links within it should cover any questions about cookies you have. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us.