Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer (if you consent to us using cookies). Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

An Explanation Of Cookies And Other Technologies

This section provides more information about some of those technologies used on our Site and how they work.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer or device for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can be used for various purposes, such as to confirm that users are logged in.

Pixel Tags and Similar Technologies

Pixel tags, web beacons and clear gifs can be embedded in web pages, videos, or emails and allow a web server to read certain types of information from your browser, check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed the pixel tag, the IP address of your computer or device, and the URL of the web page from which the pixel tag was viewed.

Flash Cookies

A “Flash cookie” (also known as Local Shared Object) is a data file stored on your computer or device by the websites that you visit. From time to time, the Site may use Flash cookie(s), for example, to enable or control Flash-based content. Flash Cookies provide similar functionality as the cookies discussed above in this section, but are based on different technology.

HTML5 Storage

HTML5 local storage is similar to the cookies discussed above in that it is stored on your computer or device and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences. However, these objects are stored in different parts of your computer or device from ordinary browser cookies.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

Our cookies help us to:

  • Make our website work smoothly as you would expect
  • Save you having to log in every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Offer you content
  • Improve the speed and security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages easily across social media networks
  • Continuously improve our website
  • Make our marketing more efficient

We 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
  • Pay sales commissions
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

Granting us 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 we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are consenting to this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

Website Function Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Allowing you to add blog comments to our site
  • Tailoring content to your needs
  • Remember if you have accepted our terms and conditions

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third-Party Functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube Video. Our site includes the following functions that use cookies:

  • Google
  • YouTube
  • com

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We 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 of the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us 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 our and a large proportion of other websites around the world as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

 

Cookie Name Purpose More Info
Wordfence Wfvt_489507249 Wordfence tracks a user duration so that the page views can be grouped together Wordfence.com
Wordfence Wordfence_verifiedHuman Wordfence cookie used to verify whether the visitor is a bot or a human Wordfence.com

 

 You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

 

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 3 years

 

By using our website, you consent to our use of cookies as described above.