Our Cookie 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.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

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 leave on 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.

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 also result in disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when not logged in.

We also use a cookie to determine whether ads should be displayed. It may be removed if your user status changes, or when it has expired.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. This 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 the site is being used 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. Advertising features implemented:

• Demographics and Interest Reports

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics pages.

Unless you currently have a Standard or Premium subscription, ads may be displayed from Google AdSense on this website. AdSense uses cookies to personalise ads unless you have disabled ad personalisation via your own Google account.

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 social media sites Facebook, X (Twitter), LinkedIn and ShareThis may 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.

The warning about cookies is provided by Silktide. When you acknowledge the warning, a cookie is used to prevent it from reappearing.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you. As previously mentioned, if there's something that you aren't sure whether you need or not, it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it interferes with one of the features you use on our site. Please feel free tocontact usif you require further information.

Date Published: 24th October 2023

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