Cookies and how they benefit you
The cookies on our site help us to:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the infomation on our site for free)
- 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
You can learn more about the cookies we use below.
More about our cookies
Content management cookies
Our site has been built using WordPress, a free open source content management system. WordPress itself sets cookies to remember users’ preferences. However, we have turned off much of this functionality for non-administrators of the website.
- Icegram (this brings up the newsletter overlay on the homepage and uses a cookie to remember if you have already completed it or not)
Third party functions
Disabling these cookies is likely to break the functions offered by these third parties.
Social website cookies
So you can easily ‘Like’ or share our content on networks such as Facebook and Twitter we have sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:
- AddToAny which provide us with lots of sharing buttons all in one neat package
The privacy implications on this will vary for social network and will depend on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Visitor statistics cookies
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither we, nor our advertisers nor our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.
Turning cookies off
You can usually switch off cookies using your browser settings. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality not just of our site but also almost every site in the world. Cookies are a standard part of most modern websites and are, for the most part, designed to improve your internet experience. Here’s a handy Wiki guide to disabling cookies.
To find out more about cookies and the EU Cookie Law please read the fascinating EU Internet Handbook.