Cookies used on this site & why!

Cookie Law Request Requirement
This site uses cookies to help us improve the experience you have when visiting this site. Since May 2011 (enforced from May 2012) EU law requires that we ask you to consent to their use. The reason for the info bar at foot of page.

On this site cookies are only used to enable social media sharing (Facebook, Twitter etc) and Google Analytics to help us discover the pages & content you find most interesting and enable us to improve the site. No personal information of any kind is collected.

If you agree click Agree

Cookies In Use on This Site

The following is the cookies set on this site and what they are used for:-

CookieTypeDurationDescription
Social MediaFacebook, Twitter and other social websites need to know who you are to work properly and enable you to interact with this site.
Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics (GA) is used to anonymously measure your use of this website to help improve your experience and enjoyment of this site. No personal information or details is able to or ever collected.

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

Cookies can help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • 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)

Cookies are not used 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

You can agree to our use of cookies or turn them off by using the information bar at the foot of any page on this site or clicking Agree.

Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our or other sites you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site and others may 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:

  • 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.

Third party functions

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

  • View YouTube Videos
  • View Vimeo Videos

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

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.

Cookies are set by:-

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest

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.

Anonymous 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, on an anonymous basis, 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
  • Woopra Analytics

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 are more around cookies related 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.

Credits
The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.