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Use of Cookies

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 sites 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, for 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 result in also

disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that

you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup

process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out

however, in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when

logged out.

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 logged in.

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services 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.

This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure

that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

When you submit data to 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.

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 is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following

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

solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site 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.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page. This data is held anonymously and cannot be traced back to you.

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 whilst ensuring we understand which

optimisations our users appreciate the most.

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; Twitter, Linkedin, 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.

More Information

if you are still looking for more information on cookies, and the management of them; you can contact us. Please address any requests to the Data Protection Officer

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