Privacy & cookies

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested

Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third party advertisement vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to serve adverts to visitors that are based on their visits to this website as well as other sites on the internet. To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following url: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies. Other Third Party ad servers or ad networks may also use cookies to track users activities on this website to measure advertisement effectiveness and other reasons that will be provided in their own privacy policies, this website has no access or control over these cookies that may be used by third party advertisers.

Collection of Personal Information

When visiting this website, the IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links to third party Websites

We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion. If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy of this website then you may contact us.

Cookie policy

We have introduced this cookie policy as part of our efforts towards complying with the “EU Cookie Law” as enacted in UK Law under the The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 to help make it clear how we use cookies on this website and what cookies may be set during your visit.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data that is set by a website and stored in a user’s browser so that the information stored in the cookie can be retrieved by that website either during the current visit, or, depending on how the cookie has been set, on future visits to the same website. These can be used for a variety of purposes in helping a website function, but there have been some privacy concerns regarding the use of some types of cookie.

How do we use cookies?

We mainly use cookies to track how visitors interact with this site, but also to provide some site functionality. This website also provides links to additional information on third party websites. We are not responsible for the content available on the websites that we link to or their privacy policies; clicking a link to a third party website may result in cookies being set.

What cookies are set?

Cookie name
Purpose
More info

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Set by Google Analytics to track how visitors use the site. Data is collected anonymously to provide aggregate information about user behaviour in order to improve the site and includes pages visited, referring websites, and search terms used.

PHPSESSID
Set by this website. Used by WordPress
Session ID

SJECT
Set by this website. WP Spamfree prevents automated spam comments being left on this website. Note that WP Spamfree also sets a cookie with a random name.

w3tc_referrer
Set by this website and used by W3 Total Cache software, which helps reduce load on the server.
Expires at end of session

How can I stop cookies being set?

Although disabling cookies may disable some functions of the website and make it unusable, it is possible to configure your browser so that it does not accept cookies. Click here to learn how to control how cookies are set on your browser.

How can I delete cookies?

If you want to delete cookies after visiting this website, although the method varies from browser to browser. Click here to learn how you can delete cookies after they have been set.