Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

What are cookies anyhoo?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience and help us know how people use the website and identify any problems. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the site functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies

How we use cookies (apart from eating them)

We use cookies for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

The cookies we set

When you submit data through a form such as those found on our contact pages or on comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence, but that’s it – promise.

Other peoples’ cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web and helps us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies track things including how long you spend on the site, what device you use to browse the website and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content and identify any problems.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Still don’t want ’em? No problem…

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

C is for Cookie

Hopefully that has explained how we use cookies and, as 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 info please don’t hesitate to contact us:

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