Cookie policy

Do not worry, we are not a cookie monster!

What are cookies?

Cookies are not programs, they don't do anything at all. A cookie is simply a small text file, typically containing two peices of information: a website address, and a unique user ID.

Cookies cannot contain viruses, and cannot damage your computer.

When you visit a webpage that uses cookies for the first time, it will download a cookie to your PC or mobile. Next time you visit - your web browser (such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer) will send the cookie back to the site. The site then knows that you have been there before - and can customises pages to show content more appropiate to you, based on your previous visit(s).

Cookies may also be used by a website to remember things, such as what is in your ‘shopping cart’, adding items as you click. This is why cookies are often essential - as some features may not work without them.

What is the cookie law?

The Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet.

It was designed to protect online privacy, by making consumers aware of how information about them is collected and used online, and give them a choice to allow it or not.

Does cookie law apply to me?

If you own a website - yes, however you no longer need to ask for explicit permission.

Adding a simple "Cookie policy" link on your website to explain what you use them for is satisfactory.

Almost all websites use cookies, usually to track their visitors.

Reality check

Here is a comical (yet factual) video to explain more about the cookie law.

How we use cookies

Analytics tracking

We use Google Analytics to track how you use the website, this includes: which pages you visit, how long you stay on a page, and your approximate location. Note that you cannot be personally identified, as data is anonymoused.

User login

This does not apply to the general public.

When our website administrators login to the content management system, a cookie is used as part of the security process to identify them.

Form submission

Using a contact form on this website may use a cookie to remember what you send us. Google Invisible reCaptcha is a script to prevent robots submitting forms - which may also use a cookie.