What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that this website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit this site.

It enables our website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

They are common practice with almost all professional websites, to improve your experience and deliver a page tailored to you. On this page, we describe what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies.

For more information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies, the Cookies page by the Information Commissioner's Office or Google.

How we use cookies?

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases, it is not possible to disable cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site.

It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

The cookies we set

Our cookies

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit our page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages.

Third party cookies

We also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience.

These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Giving us your permission to use cookies

If your browser is set to accept cookies, we take this, and your continued use of our site as acceptance of our cookie policy.

If you wish not to accept the use of cookies, or to delete any that have already been set, you can find out how below.

Deleting and disabling cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser.

Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit.

Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

If you want to disable cookies, you will need to follow different steps depending on the web browser that you are using. On this website you can find out how to disable them.

If you want to view or delete any cookie that has already been set, you can do so from your web browser settings too. On this website you can find out more information about how to view or delete them.

More information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you are not sure whether you need to disable them or not it is usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However if you are still looking for more information about how we use cookies, then you can contact us through one of our contact methods.

About this policy

We have created this policy for you to understand what cookies are, how we use them and how to disable or delete them if you wish to.

We have made this and other policies open, so you are free to re-use and adapt them for any use. Check out our license for more information.

This policy is part of our wider privacy policy.

We are proud to be transparent about our policies and the changes to them so we make our policy revision history publicly available via our GitHub account.

Lastly, please note that although we have made the effort to ensure that this is the correct revision of this document, to all effects, the only version of this document that is applicable is the latest published revision of it.