Cookies In Use on This Site
Cookies and how they Benefit You
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.
The cookies help to:
- Make the website work as you’d expect
- Save having to log in every time you visit the site (if you’re special enough to have a login!)
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Continuously improve this website for you
- Make the marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
Cookies are not used 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 in use below.
More about our Cookies
Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
Cookies are used to make the website work, including:
- Determining if you are logged in or not
- Remembering your search settings
- Allowing you to add comments to the site
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use the site.
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter there are some sharing buttons on the site.
Cookies are set by: tbc
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
Cookies are used to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited this website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when this 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 to continuously improve this website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell me if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.
I use: Google Analytics
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of this 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. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.