Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small, harmless text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

How we use cookies

Like many websites we use cookies to store and then retrieve small bits of information on your computer when you visit. This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. It is not personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more personalised web experience.
Some of the information stored is put there by other companies whose software we have added to the site, and this can also impact your experience of other websites you may visit after leaving ours.
If you continue to use this site without taking action to prevent the storage of this information, you are effectively agreeing to this use. If you want to learn more about the general uses of cookies, including how to stop them being stored by your computer, please visit
Below is a list of the different types of cookies used on this site, and an explanation of what they are used for. If you would like any more information, please get in touch.

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies
    These cookies are necessary for the website to function. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as logging in or filling in forms.
    You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
  • Performance Cookies
    These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.
    All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
  • Functionality Cookies
    These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
    If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
  • Targeting Cookies
    These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.
    They do not store any personally identifiable information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track is a technology and policy proposal that enables users to opt out of tracking by websites they do not visit, including analytics services, advertising networks, and social platforms. Visit for more information.

Opt-out for StatCounter

If you would like to opt-out of StatCounter, please visit

Opt-out for Google Analytics

If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics, Google has developed a tool that works with major internet browsers to permit you to opt-out:

Opt-out for AddThis

If you would like to opt-out of data collection by AddThis, please visit

Opt-out for social media

Integration of social media links to our sites may enable tracking by these providers, who provide their own opt-out and data control mechanisms:

Facebook, whose cookie control instructions are at
Twitter, whose Privacy Policy links to various account control options at
Google Plus, which provides display control at

Privacy Badger

Privacy Badger is a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that automatically blocks hidden trackers that would otherwise spy on your browsing habits as you surf the web.
You can read more about it/download it here:

More information

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at