Cookies In Use on This Site
In accordance with Article 5(3) of the E-Privacy Directive (Directive 2002/58/EC) of the European Parliament concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications) We have to give “clear and comprehensive information” about the cookies we use and what they are for.
Cookies and how they Benefit You
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
You can find more information about cookies at:
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Save you having to login every time you visit the site (Site Editors and Administrators)
- Remember your settings during and between visits (Site Editors and Administrators)
- Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising via an affiliate)
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
Upon visiting our website for the first time you will be asked to give your consent to receive `cookies’ via a drop down banner at the top of the screen.
Please note if the settings on the browser you are using to view this website are adjusted to accept cookies we take this and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with our cookies regardless of you accepting the cookie message when visiting the site for the first time.
More about our Cookies
Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
- Determining if you are logged in or not
- Allowing you to add comments to our site via WordPress.
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Third party functions
Disabling 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 , Twitter and Google+ we have included various sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies maybe set by:
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use and interact with the site.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If this website anonymizes IP addresses, your IP address will be truncated by Google within a EU member state or other EEA state before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari). 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 you 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.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.