Cookie policy

Cookie Policy

Introduction:

Our Website Uses Cookies, as most websites do, in order to give you the best experience possible.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Cookies Help Us:

  • Make our website work as expected
  • Save you having to log in every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)
  • Improve the speed and security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with Social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more effecient [ultimately helping us to offer the service we do]

We do not use Cookies to:

  • Collect personally identifiable information. (without your express permission)
  • Collect sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • pay sales commissions

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 are perfectly within your rights to do so. However doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

We use our cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not.
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site.

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

Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure area of the website.  The website cannot function properly without them.

Third Party Cookies

Our site,, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties.  A common example is an embedded YouTube video.

Disabling these cookies is likely to break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social Website Cookies:

So you can easily ‘like’ or ‘share’ content to the likes of Facebook, Twitter and other Social networks we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies:

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics. such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac and Windows which identifies when our site isn’t working as it should with different technologies.), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc.  This helps us to continually improve our website.  These so called ‘analytics’ also tell us on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) or whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of a marketing spend.

We use:

https://www.monsterinsights.com/

https://analytics.google.com

 

How long will Cookies stay on my device:

How long a cookie will stay on your device will depend on whether it is a ‘persistant’ or ‘session’ cookie.  ‘Session’ cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing.  ‘Persistant’ Cookies stay on your device until they expire or are deleted.

Turning Cookies off (not recommended):

You can usually switch Cookies off by adjusting the settings on your browser, to stop it from accepting cookies. 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.