Cookie Policy

Cookies and how they benefit you

Cookies are small pieces of data that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.

We use cookies to:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Remember information about you, so you don’t have to give it to us again. And again. And again.
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Help us understand how people are using our services, so we can make them better
  • To find out if our emails have been read and if you find them useful

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

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your desktop or mobile browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you consent to us using cookies to improve the website experience. 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.

Specific cookies we use

We use the following 1st and 3rd party cookies on our website to improve your user experience.

  • Strictly necessary cookies
    These 1st party cookies are "session" cookies and are deleted a short while after you leave our site. They make our site function properly. For example they help you securely send us a message via the contact form.
  • 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. The 3rd party software we use is Google Analytics. This tells 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. To comply with EU GDPR legislation we do not use Google Analytics to collect any personally identifiable information. We also anonymise your IP address to further protect your privacy.
  • Share button cookies
    We use sharethis.com to provide "sharing" functionality on our site. This allows you to share pages to LinkedIn and Facebook for example. Sharethis.com set a 3rd party cookie to provide us with statistics on how the buttons are being used. This cookie is deleted shortly after you leave our site.

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 ours 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.

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