COOKIES INTRODUCTION

In accordance with the EU law on Cookies we are committed to cookie compliance and provide the following advice to enable you to manage the use of cookies.

Cookies Introduction

This website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that contain information sent from a web server, and then stored by your web browser on your computer's hard drive or mobile device and used when you browse our website or access our free blog content. They enable our site to identify your web browser but do not contain personal information such as your name or other personal details.

They help us to improve our site and deliver a better experience for our users. Some of the cookies that we use are essential for the site to operate.

We Do Not Use Cookies To:

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

Our Cookies Help:

  • Effectively administer our website
  • Improve the user experience
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the security/speed of the site
  • Aggregate information about the usage and effectiveness of our site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks
  • You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

CookieTypeDurationDescription
comment_authorWordPressWhen visitors comment on the blog, they too get cookies stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won't need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment.
comment_author_emailWordPressWhen visitors comment on the blog, they too get cookies stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won't need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment.
comment_author_urlWordPressWhen visitors comment on the blog, they too get cookies stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won't need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment.
_utmaGoogle AnalyticsA Google Analytics cookie, which keeps track of the number of times, a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
_utmbGoogle AnalyticsA Google Analytics cookie, which creates a timestamp of the exact moment when a visitor enters a site.
_utmcGoogle AnalyticsA Google Analytics cookie, which creates a timestamp of the exact moment when a visitor leaves the site
_utmvGoogle AnalyticsUsed for reporting in Google Analytics classifying the visitor.
_utmzGoogle AnalyticsA Google Analytics cookie which tracks where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the site was accessed from.

Allowing Us 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, as your consent to accept our use of cookies. Should you not consent then we provide information on how to remove cookies below, however doing so will likely mean that you may not be able to access all, or parts of our site.

We use traffic log cookies on our website and blog to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website to be more user friendly. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Our Own Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work in the following ways, and all are used to improve the user experience:

  • Allowing you to add comments to our site
  • Contact form validation to prevent spam emails being sent
  • Tracking anonymous visits to website for statistical purposes
  • Social Website Cookies

Turning Cookies Off

Most modern browsers allow you to control your cookie settings. You can disable them completely by editing your browser settings, however in doing this you may be limiting the functionality that is displayed on our website and also a large population of websites on the Internet that use cookies to serve their content.

To learn how to disable cookies on browsers please click here.

If you are concerned about cookies tracking your movements on the Internet then you may be concerned about spyware. Spyware is the name given to a particular band of cookies that track personal information about you. There are many antispyware programs that you can use to prevent this from happening. Learn more about antispyware software http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware

Cookie Check

Our website uses a cookie to display our "Cookie Notice" at the top of the page. In order for us to remember that a user has agreed and wishes to close that notice we store an anonymous cookie that removes that notice for a period of 7 days. If you do not wish this cookie to be stored then you can choose not to close the notice.

Happy to Accept?

Please accept via the on screen Cookie Policy Option.

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