Cookie Policy

Privacy statement: how we use cookies

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit most websites.

We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can provide a consistent user experience, and possibly offer you the option of tailoring the site to suit your needs. Other sites might use cookies to track shopping basket contents and remember where you are in the order process for example.

Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can delete any cookies already stored on your computer, and prevent cookies from being set in the future, but doing so may stop our website (and many others) from functioning properly.

Specifically, we use the following cookies on this site:

First Party cookies

  • Analytics: We use Google Analytics to track how many visitors we are getting and how they found us. Find out more about the Google Analytics cookie policy;
  • WordPress: This website is built on top of the WordPress content management system, which also uses cookies to further enhance the experience of this website. Read more about the cookies set by WordPress.

Third Party cookies

  • Social Media Sharing and Integration: We use Facebook and Twitter functionality within this site so that you can share items of interest, or become a fan of our social media profiles. Find out more about Facebook’s cookie policy, and Twitter’s cookie policy. We also use Shareaholic, a social sharing plugin to make it easy for readers to share our content. Read more about their privacy and cookie policy;
  • Embedded rich media content: We occasionally use embedded content, delivered by services such as YouTube or Vimeo to provide more engaging ways to deliver content on our site. Find out more about YouTube’s cookie policy, and Vimeo’s cookie policy.

Disabling cookies

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern web browsers.