What are cookies?
Cookies collects information about your use of my website through. Cookies are information files stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone that help websites remember who you are and information about your visit. Cookies can help to display the information on a website in a way that matches your interests. Most major websites use cookies.

What cookies are used on this Website?
The cookies used on this website are broadly grouped into the following categories:

Essential – Some of the cookies on this website are essential for us to be able to provide you with a service you have requested. An example of this would be a cookie used to allow communication between your browser and the website. Our cookie preference cookie described in the section “How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?” is also an essential cookie. You may not be able to use our website without these cookies.

Analytics – Analytics cookies help understand how users engage with this website. An example is counting the number of different people coming to the website or using a particular feature, rather than the total number of times the site or feature is used. Without this cookie, if you visited the website once each week for three weeks we would count you as three separate users. It would be difficult to analyse how well the website was performing and improve it without these cookies.

User Cookies – These are cookies to improve your experience by remembering your preferences so I know how you like to use the website. Examples of this would be remembering you so that you are served with the same content or to remember you when you come back to the site.

 

Social Sharing – Third party cookies to allow you to share content directly on the social networking/sharing sites like Facebook and Twitter. Examples would be if you wanted to “like” or “tweet” about this site. Please see the “Third Party Cookies” section below for more details.

Interest-Based Advertising – You will have noticed that when you visit websites you will be shown adverts for products and services you may wish to buy. The money made by website owners for showing third party adverts on their websites often pays for the cost of running the website and therefore usually allows you to use the website without having to pay a registration or usage fee. To try and ensure that the adverts you see are relevant to you third party cookies may be used to collect information about the types of things that interest you, for example websites you visit and the geography that you are based in. Having these cookies does not increase the number of adverts you will be shown, but simply makes the adverts you see more relevant. Please see our “Third Party Cookies” section below for more details. This website does not currently carry any advertisements so this information is not relevant at this time.

How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?
If you do not wish cookies to be stored on your machine, you can do the following:

1.    delete the cookies from your browser. Most browsers also allow you to prevent all or some cookies being stored on your machine in the future. For more information on how to delete or disable cookies from your browser please use the “help” function within your browser or alternatively visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/; and/or

2.    please note that we can’t always control third party cookies stored on your machine from our website and where this is the case you will need to visit the relevant third party’s website directly to manage cookies stored on your machine by them. Please see our “Third Party Cookies” section below.

Please be aware that disabling cookies may impact the functionality of this website.

 

Third party cookies:
Some of the cookies described in the “What Cookies are used on this Website” section above are stored on your machine by third parties when you use our website. Third parties may also read cookies on your browser to collect information or to serve content or advertisements to you. We have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use them. They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us, for example analytics. For more information on these cookies and how to disable them, please see:

1.    Internet Advertising Bureau website at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ where you will be able to opt-out of receiving Interest-Based Advertising cookies from some of the third parties listed below; and/or

2.    the third party’s individual privacy policy listed below:

Third Party: Google
Type of cookies: Analytics – Google provide anonymised data about the visits made to this website.
User – Google use cookies to help protect your privacy and help ensure your browsing activities remain safe.
Interest-Based Advertising – Google tools may also collect data for the purpose of interest-based advertising.
More information and how to opt-out: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy

 

Third Party: Facebook
Type of cookies: Social Sharing – Facebook store cookies which allow the Facebook “Like” social sharing functionality but only if you log in using your Facebook account.

More information and how to opt-out: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Third Party: Twitter
Type of cookies: Social Sharing – Twitter also store cookies which allow their social sharing functionality including the “Tweet” function and to generate usage information during your visit to our website.

More information and how to opt-out: http://twitter.com/privacy