What Are Cookies?

Cookies are little files created by websites to help them store information about your visit on your computer. They act as a kind of short term memory.

Most websites use cookies to some extent, whether it is to store the contents of your shopping cart or to keep you logged in.

New UK regulations which came into force in May 2012 require that you get a say whether or not a website can create these cookies.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies for several reasons. In addition to the two uses stated above we use cookies to help us analyse how people are using our website, in order for us to deduce what content is working and what needs to be changed.

To do this we use a free analytics tool provided by Google (Google Analytics). The information gathered by these cookies is totally anonymous and is not shared with any third party organisations, including Google themselves. This information cannot be used for promotional, advertising or customisational purposes.

Cookies in plugins

On our website we occassionally use plugins that have been provided by (and are hosted by) third party organisations like YouTube, Facebook and Google Plus.

These plugins draw content directly into a "window" within our pages (known as an iframe). If you are logged in to accounts provided by these third parties, they will be able to identify you using cookies they have stored on your computer.

We do not have access to information stored by the providers of these plugins, nor do we have control over these third party plugins and cannot be held responsible for how they use cookies. We will never knowingly use a plugin for a website which doesn't allow you the option to either opt in or out when it comes to cookies.

You will be able to find options regarding the cookie and privacy policies for plugins on the relevant websites. If you have reason to believe that any of the plugins we use on this website do not meet the UK legislation for cookies, please contact us.