Saturday, 21st January 2017

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Cookies In Use on This Site

 

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

 

Our cookies help us:

•    Make our website work as you'd expect
•    Remember your settings during and between visits
•    Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)
•    Improve the speed/security of the site
•    Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook

 

We do not use cookies to:

•    Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
•    Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
•    Pay sales commissions


You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

 

Please note session and template cookies are required for this website to function.

Cookie

Purpose

More information

Google Analytics 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. This will only be added if you opt in.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

 

You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics.

Social Cookies Facebook, Twitter, G+ etc. These are used for buttons such as like, tweet, bookmark etc. These are set by your social network upon login and are required to allow such services to interact with other websites.

AddThis Features for sharing via social media (Facebook, Twitter etc). AddThis track visitors who use any of their features. AddThis Privacy and Data Practices.

 

Facebook Features for sharing via Facebook. Does not set a cookie by itself, but if one is present it will read it.Facebook Privacy Policy.

Google+ Features for sharing via Google+. Does not set a cookie by itself, but if one is present it will read it.Google Privacy Policy.

Content Management System cookie This cookie is set by our content management system on a small number of browsers, upon arrival to our website. It is not used by us for any purpose other than for the website to function properly for features such as menu's, shopping carts, galleries, font sizes, user preferences etc.

 

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies


Our own cookies
We use cookies to make our website work including:
•    Remembering your search settings
•    Showing you which pages you have recently visited
•    Tailoring content to your needs


There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions
Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video.
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social Website Cookies
So you can easily "Like" or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:
•    Facebook
•    AddThis - provide us with lots of sharing buttons all in one neat package
•    Twitter 

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Advertising Cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won't see adverts, just simply that they won't be tailored to you any longer. We use:

•    DoubleClick - owned by Google


Banner Adverts
We fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don't see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working. Our partners include:


• Google

 

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.


It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.