On this page we try to address the issues around our website’s use of cookies and privacy

Cookies and Privacy

HOW WE USE COOKIES

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

You can adjust your browser settings to block, limit or accept cookies.

We do use Google Analytics to inform us of visitors uses.

You can find out more about controlling or deleting cookies and the EU Cookie Laws on these pages.

http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/topic_specific_guides/online/cookies

http://www.aboutcookies.org/

COOKIES IN USE ON THIS SITE

Cookies and how they benefit you

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

GRANTING US PERMISSION TO USE COOKIES

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

MORE ABOUT OUR COOKIES

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site
  • Remembering your preferences such as colours, text size and layout

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

SOCIAL WEBSITE COOKIES

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. We also use Shareaholic, here’s their privacy policy https://shareaholic.com/privacy/. Through Shareaholic you can connect with many different social media – as you can select which you use, you need to check the individual cookie and privacy policies for those social media type – there are so many we can’t list their policies here. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Cookies could be set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

VISITOR STATISTICS COOKIES

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use: Google Analytics   http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

TURNING COOKIES OFF

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

NOTES

We used Attacat.co.uk to generate some of this report (thank you Attacat), they ask us to include this text:
“Use this report entirely at your own risk, blah, blah. Spend a fortune on a lawyer and cover your site in pop-ups if you want something bullet proof.”
“Attacat are not lawyers. In fact we are a bunch of Internet marketers keen to ensure that this directive doesn’t get out of hand. If you want help with SEOPPCSocial MediaConversion Rate Optimisation or any other Internet marketing service, please say hello.”

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