Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. If you agree to using cookies this helps us to measure your access to the site and how you use the site. It also allows your user preferences and some information to be retained that can improve your experience whilst you are using the website.

By continuing to use our site and the functionality embedded or integrated within it, you consent to the relevant cookies being set on your device.

However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site. You can do this by disabling cookies in the privacy settings of your browser and adding our domain to the list of websites that you do not want to accept cookies from. Find out more in the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers. If you choose to do this, it may reduce some of the functionality of the site.

Google Analytics, Google Analytics demographics and interest reporting.

Using Google Analytics cookies helps us to understand more about how you use our website. We use the data sent to Google Analytics to enhance the function and content of the website and to inform future website developments and applications.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. We monitor our visitor trends through reports that are generated via Google Analytics. The statistics recorded through the cookie will not be traced to an individual.

We also use anonymised demographic data to help us deliver services better. To do so we have enabled the GA Advertising cookie but we do not use any information for advertising purposes, for more information read the Google policy on advertising cookies.

You can stop Google Analytics from collecting this data on website by adding their Google Analytics opt out browser tool.

Contact forms

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Content embedded from other websites.

Cookies are also used to provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications, particularly where embedded content (e.g. videos, audio, etc.) is included in the website. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the third party website. This means that cookies are used to determine who uses the content by collecting data about you (your age, location and interests) and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including if you have an account and are logged in to that website. This helps us to gain a wider understanding of how you use content that has been embedded. Please refer to the third party’s relevant privacy policy for further details.