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Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. EU legislation means that we have to ask for permission from you to set cookies on your computer.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect,
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site,
  • Remember your settings during and between visits,
  • Improve the speed/security of the site,
  • Personalise our site to help you get what you need faster,
  • Continuously improve our website for you,
  • Keep the site maintained efficiently.

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,
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties,
  • Pay sales commissions.

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

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 fine with 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. 

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Website Function Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not,
  • Tailoring content to your needs,
  • Remembering your preferences such as colours, text size and layout.

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 embedded video, audio, certain forms and feeds from third party sites. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • Video
  • Audio
  • Forms generated with Wufoo
  • Twitter
  • Flickr

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

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 on 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. This helps us to put efforts into developing our services for you instead of spending time experimenting in the dark.

To collect such statistics we use:

  • Google Analytics
  • Wufoo
  • Joomla Session Data

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 ours and a large proportion of the world's websites.

Cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

If you have concerns around cookies relating to so called "spyware" or advertising tracking cookies, you have a number of options available. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Not that we particularly endorse it but there are also methods available to block advertising, if that is your preference.

If you want to find out more about the cookies used on this site, please feel free to contact us.

Last updated: 4th December 2012

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