What Are Cookies?
Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve your user experience when browsing our site. Cookies have expiration dates, which determine how long they remain in your browser:
- Session cookies are cookies of a temporary nature, which expire (and are automatically deleted) whenever you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies usually have an expiration date, meaning they stay in your browser until their expiration date (you can also manually delete them earlier).
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP 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.
The Cookies We Set
This site offers newsletter or email subscription services, and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
When you submit data through a form; such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence. In order to provide you with a great experience on our website we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it.
In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page.
Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics, which is a widespread analytics solution on the web that helps us understand how you use the site and how we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as the time you spend on the site and the pages you visit so that we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
Third party 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 the time you spend on the site and the pages you visit, which helps us understand how we can improve the site for you.
From time to time we may test new features and make subtle changes to the way the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience when accessing the site whilst ensuring that we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most.
In some cases, we may provide you with customized content based on what you tell us about yourself either directly or indirectly by linking a social media account. These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
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 through one of our preferred contact methods.