Cookie Policy

This site uses “cookies”.  A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer about their usage patterns.  The use of cookies and similar technologies allows us to identify repeat users, collect non-personal demographic information, and also administer and make improvements to the site.  You may instruct your browser to disable cookies for greater privacy however some services on the site may not function as well if you do so. 

By using the website or by clicking to accept or agree when this option is made available to you, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by this policy.

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 site’s functionality.

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 the site, therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the website.  We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the website.

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 accept 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.

The Cookies We Set

Email newsletters related cookies
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.

Third Party Cookies
In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties.  The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience.  These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.  For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see this Google Analytics page.

The website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website.  If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

We may have partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.

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 the following social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, 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.