What are Cookies
As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses
cookies, which 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 cookies. 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
cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without
completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is
recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you
need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.
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.
prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These
cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you
can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.
This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be
used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain
notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
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
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 is affected by your
Third Party Cookies
following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through
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
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 Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick
cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times
that a given ad is shown to you.
For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense
Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply
allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our
partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable
allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you
for making a purchase.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to
connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the
following social media sites including; Facebook, 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.
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.