Our Cookie Policy

 

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive. The cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies also 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.

 

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

 

 

Analytical Cookies

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

 

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. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer, or use our cookie control (see below).

 

 

Cookie Control

We use Cookie Control by CIVIC which is also used by ICO so you know it can be trusted.

Clicking the cog icon in the bottom left corner of this site will give you the option to allow non essential cookies.

 

 

What Cookies We Use

 

WordPress Cookies

These are cookies that are necessary for our website’s functionality, and not deleted by Cookie Control. These cookies (listed below) are used for things such as localisation (Ex. to determine time zones and currenices to be used specific locations), logins, comments (Ex. blog comments).

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. WordPress does not share data with 3rd parties.

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Third Party Cookies

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

 

 

Analytical Cookies

Analytical cookies help us to imrpove our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage. Data received through analytics shall be reatined for no more than 2 years. Analytical cookies can be turned off using our Cookie Control (cog wheel bottom left of this site).

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The most common analytical cookies are those from Google Analytics, you can opt out of Google Analytics on any site that uses those cookies by installing Google’s web browser plugin, available for vaious browsers Google Analytics Opt Out

 

 

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (EX. videos, images, articles, via facebook etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

 

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We use a social sharing plugin, to allow you to share pages of our website on social media and other ways. Having the function of share buttons means 3rd party cookies (listed below) are used and instructions on how to turn these off can be found in our Cookie Control (cog icon bottom left).

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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 whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

 

 

More Information

 

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.

 

For more information on how we use and store data see our Privacy Policy

 

If you are uncertain about anything contained in this Cookie Policy you can contact us via our Contact page.