Cookies Policy

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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.

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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. However, you can turn them off in your browser settings, or using the Cookie Control tool on the website.

Necessary Cookies

PHPSESSID – Preserves user session state across page requests.

Analytics Cookies

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We use Google Analytics and Piwik to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website.

These are set up on our site so that neither Google Analytics nor Piwik store the user’s IP address or any other personal data. The cookies that are used enable the software to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.

These cookies are set when you visit the website, and can be disabled using the cookie control tool at any time.

Marketing Cookies

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These cookies are used by AddThis to allow you to share pages on our website on social media. These are third-party cookies and are governed by the privacy policies of the social media sites in question. These cookies are disabled by default, but you can enable them using the Cookie Control tool.

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.

You can also disable cookies using the cookie control tool on the website at any time.