What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer when first visiting many websites, including this one. These files are then accessible from two separate places; firstly your computer, where the cookie is stored; secondly the web server who issued the cookie in the first place.

This enables websites to collect data on a users visit through a website. Commonly this is used for saving what you’ve added to a shopping cart on a website, saving your viewing preferences on a site or tracking what you’ve clicked on in a site to help improve a site's content and marketing. Obviously they can be used in many different ways but these are just a few common examples.

What are we using cookies for?

We use cookies on this website for:

  • Use with Google Analytics to track your journey through the site, although this cannot track you personally.
  • To remember any login details and admin settings if you are logging into the site to edit it.

What are we not using cookies for?

We are not using cookies to:

  • Store any personal information
  • Track any clicks or data back to your IP

Turning off cookies

If you would rather opt out then you can find instructions for disabling cookies in your particular browser below:

Internet Explorer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/Block-enable-or-allow-cookies

Google Chrome
https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

Mozilla Firefox
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Blocking%20cookies

Apple Safari
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=32467