Cookie Policy

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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
  • 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

Hi there

Welcome to our website! In these white boxes, you’ll find our plain-English Cookie Policy and the corresponding legal Cookie Policy. This part isn’t legally binding, so please use these boxes only as an aid when reviewing the legal language.

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.

To put it simply…

If you have enabled the use of cookies on your web browser, then you are allowing us to use cookies.

Website Function 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

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

To put it simply…

Some cookies are required for the website to work.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video or Google map. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

We use:

  • Google Maps – for location and directions
  • Google reCAPTCHA – for spam prevention

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Google

NamePurposeExpires
NIDGoogle useage statistics6 months

To put it simply…

We use Google Maps and reCAPTCHA to provide maps and spam protection on some pages of the site. Google sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.

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 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.

Matomo is an analytics software used by this website to analyse data directly without transferring data to third parties.

Matomo

NamePurposeExpires
_pk_idThis helps us identify how you use the site so we can make it better13 months
_pk_sesThis works with _pk_id to count the number of times you visit the website30 minutes
_pk_refThis provides information about how you reached the site6 months

To put it simply…

We use statistics software to collect information about how you use the website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Security

We use cookies to help protect the security of the site. We use a product called Wordfence which features malware and virus scanning and a firewall to help protect the data of the site.

Wordfence

NamePurposeExpires
wfvt_(numbers)Monitors users in real-time30 minutes
wordfence_verifiedHumanHelps to protect the security of the site1 day

To put it simply…

Security cookies help us to protect the site from malicious attacks.

Cookie Notification

The Cookie Notification appears on the site when you first visit. If you click continue or go on to browse the site a cookie is used to remember your preference to not show the message again for 30 days.

Cookie Consent

NamePurposeExpires
catAccCookiesSaves a preference that you have seen our cookie message30 days

To put it simply…

This remembers that you have seen the cookie notice so we don’t show you every time you view a page.

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 your 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.

To put it simply…

You have a choice if you would like to enable or disable cookies. Follow the advice available via the links provided.

Changes

We may make changes to this policy from time to time. If we change our Cookie Policy we will post the changes on this page. Please revisit the policy when you want to confirm how we use cookies.

This policy was last revised 23 July 2018.

To put it simply…

We may change our cookie policy from time to time. If this cookie policy changes, we will attempt to notify you, but your continued use of the service means you agree to cookies in accordance with this policy.

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