Cookie and Privacy Policy for

What Are Cookies

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. 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 sites functionality.

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

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. 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.

Disabling Cookies

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 this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

By using this website with cookies enabled in your browser settings, you agree to cookies being used as follows:

The Cookies We Set

Analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you. We store all our analytics data on our own servers, and do not use third party analytics services.

Drupal uses a cookie to track whether or not your browser has Javascript enabled. This allows the website to enable or disable features accordingly, to ensure the website works as expected for your particular browser setup.

Third Party Cookies

This website includes ads served by Google AdSense, along with their third party advertising networks. Cookies are stored on your computer as a result of this. There is a separate page that explains ad personalisation, along with the option to opt out of ad personalisation on this website. You'll also find links to the privacy information pages of all the advertising networks used.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. If you follow a hyperlink from this site to an Amazon site, Amazon will use a cookie to identify this site as the referrer.

This website uses Pingdom to monitor the load times and performance of the website, which helps us understand how we can improve the website. In order to do this, pingdom place a cookie on the domain to uniquely identify your visit.

Email Addresses

If you leave a comment on any post on this website you'll be asked to supply an email address. You may contact us at any time to ask to have this detail removed from every comment on the site. We may need to confirm that the email address you want removing belongs to you before we will do this.

If you also tick the box to be notified by email of other comments on the same thread, you agree to receiving the resulting emails. You can unsubscribe by following the links in the email you receive, or by contacting us to ask for this to be done manually. Again, we will need to verify the address is yours in the latter case.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously 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 information then you can contact us by email.

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