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About our Cookies

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

Why are you asking me to opt-in to cookies?
As from the 26 May 2011 it has been required for websites that are aimed at the UK and EU to follow the new cookies regulations. There is a page that explains this directive and its purpose on the Information Commissioners Office website here: The Information Commissioner’s Office

What is a cookie?
It is a file that is stored on your computer when you visit a website. Most websites use them and are generally harmless. When you revisit the website later or visit a different webpage a copy of the cookie file is sent to the website.
They can be used to store information and have many uses. With the most common being tracking, remembering your details or settings, and to keep you logged in to an account.
You can find out more information about cookies from the following websites:
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie
Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx
Mozilla: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

YouTube cookies
Occasionally we may embed videos in our YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page

Hey, there’s an unlisted cookie here! It wasn’t opt-in!
As this website uses a content management system and added third-party plugins it can sometimes be difficult for us to notice every single cookie being used, especially after software updates.
If you do notice a cookie that slips past us or have a question about cookies then please contact us.
There are also some essential cookies which are required for the website to work; these can only be blocked by changing your browser settings.

How can I disable or block cookies?
Visit your browser’s help section to find out how this is done, here are some links to the most popular browsers help pages for how you can manage your cookies.
Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677

Third party cookies opt-out
Some cookies are used and provided by third-party sources, and while we might not use all of them, here are the main links you can use to opt-out should you wish.
Google Analytics: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Google Ads: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/html/opt-out.html https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/#display_optout
Yahoo Ads: http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/opt_out/targeting/
Add This: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out
Facebook Ads: http://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads

Do not track me!
Do not track is an up and coming feature in web browsers which allows you to tell websites that you do not want to be tracked. While not all websites currently use this you can find out more how to set it up on your browser from the following websites.
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-turn-do-not-track-feature
Internet Explorer: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Browser/DoNotTrack/Default.html
To find out more about do not track, visit: http://donottrack.us