Cookies are small amounts of information which we may store on your computer.
Unless you have configured your browser not to accept them, our system will issue cookies to your computer when you use the site. Cookies make it easier for you to log on to and use the site during future visits. They also allow us to monitor website traffic and to personalise the content of the site for you.
We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.
For a better understanding of cookies please see the aboutcookies.org frequently asked questions page here.
Currently we operate an 'implied consent' policy which means that we assume you are happy with us using cookies to improve your experience while using our website.
If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser's anonymous usage setting (called "Incognito" in Chrome, "InPrivate" for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari etc.)
These are cookies that are set by this website directly.
Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you found us and what you click on. This data is not tied to personally identifiable information. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
You can find out more about Google's position on privacy as regards its analytics service here.
Our Site and Blog: Cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with our site and blog, and whether you have logged in. We use session cookies to remember your login if you are a registered user and they are strictly necessary for the website to work as you expect. If these are disabled then various pieces of functionality on the site will stop working.
More information on session cookies and what they are used for here.
These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site.
Cookies of this type are used by the sharing buttons across the site, allowing visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ Cookies are also set by freeIndex.co.uk when they deliver the customer reviews shown on our home page, and by PayPoint.NET as they process the orders that are placed.
In order to implement these buttons and connect them to the relevant sites, we need to allow small programs from these external sites to run. These sites might collect information about what you are doing on the internet in general.
You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.