How Cookies are used on this Site

Cookies In Use on This Site

Cookies and how they Benefit You

This website uses cookies, as almost websites do, to help provide you with the best experience possible.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

These cookies help to:

  • Make this website work as you would expect.
  • Remember your settings during and between visits.
  • Improve the speed/security of the site.
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook.

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 in 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 this website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from this site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so may likely that some features will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

Cookies are used to make this website work, including:

  • Remembering your search settings.
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site.

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use this site.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share content on websites like Facebook and Twitter where like and sharing buttons are available.

Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited this website, what type of technology they are using. For example Mac or Windows which, helps to identify when this site is not working as it should for particular technologies, how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps to continuously improve this website.

These so called analytic programs also provide information on how people reached this site, for example, from a search engine and whether they have visited before, helping to develop this website by the type if articles are of most interest to the people that use it.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however may limit the functionality of this and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. 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. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.