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 don’t currently use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. These cookies help analyse data about web page traffic and improve websites in order to tailor it to customer needs. This information is for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. If we use analytics in future, such as Google Analytics, we shall update both our privacy and cookie policies as well as our cookie control widget.
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
A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share. 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 disable 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.
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.
AddThis Sharing Buttons
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).
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.