What are cookies?
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.
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
The cookies we set
Email newsletter-related cookies
This site offers an email subscription service through Mailchimp 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
Site preferences cookies
In order to provide you with a great experience on this site 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 affected by your preferences
The following section details which third-party cookies you might encounter through this site:
- From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site
- Our email software provider, Mailchimp, automatically place single pixel gifs, also known as web beacons, in every email we send. These are tiny graphic files that contain unique identifiers that enable Mailchimp and us to recognise when our Contacts have opened an email or clicked certain links. These technologies record each Contact’s email address, IP address, date, and time associated with each open and click for a campaign. Mailchimp uses this data to create reports for us about how an email campaign performed and what actions Contacts took. Read more in Mailchimp’s Cookie Statement
- 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 YouTube, Facebook 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
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.
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. This Cookies Policy was created with the help of the Cookies Policy Template Generator and the Terms and Conditions Template. However if you are still looking for more information, you can contact us.