Privacy

Cookies In Use on This Site

In order to comply with EU legislation regarding the usage of Cookies on websites, I have a Privacy & Cookies Policy in place on this website.

Cookies and how they Benefit You

This website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Cookies help me:

Make my website work as you'd expect
Improve the speed/security of the site
Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
Continuously improve the website for you

I do not use cookies to:

Collect any personally 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

You can learn more about all the cookies used below

Granting me permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies I take this, and your continued use of my website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from my site you can do so, however doing so will likely mean that my site will not work as you would expect.

More about Cookies

Third party functions

My site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video, or a Google Map.

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

I use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps me to continuously improve my website. These so called 'analytics' programs also tell me, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of my website and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.