Website Cookie & Privacy Policy (May 2012)

Recent legislation means EU law now requires website operators to ask for permission before using certain kinds of cookies.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device and in the case of this website allow us to analyse how vistors use the website.

By using and browsing this website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy.

If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the site.

For more information on cookies, visit the official ICO website at www.ico.gov.uk and/or www.aboutcookies.co.uk.

Cookies used on this website

Performance cookies - These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. Details of these cookies are as follows:

Google Analytics: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz - We use Google Analytics to help provide us data about the way our visitors use our websites to improve your experience. Google Analytics cookies record visitors, city locations, browser type and site journey. Google Analytics cookies do not record personal information. For a full description of Google’s use of cookies please visit: code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html.

How do I disable cookies?

PC Users - On the tool bar at the top of your browser click 'Help' and choose the 'About' option from the drop down. This will tell you the browser type and version. Mac Users - Open the internet as usual and once open, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner and choose the 'About' option. This will again tell you the browser type and version. Once you know the browser you are using you can find the cookie settings using the guide below relevant for your browser:

Checking your settings in Internet Explorer:
Locate the 'Tools' tab on the menu areas of your browser. Click on this.
There is an option called ‘Internet Options’ on the list, select this option.
This should open a pop up box with lots of tabbed options. Select the ‘Privacy’ tab from the list.
Internet Explorer has a high, medium, low auto-adjust system for internet content handling. You can configure your own settings by clicking the advanced tab and ticking the ‘Override automatic cookie handling’ Settings above Medium will disable cookies, Medium or below will enable cookies.

Checking your settings in Mozilla Firefox:
Locate the 'Tools' tab on the menu areas of your browser. Click on this.
From the list of options on the drop down menu, click on ‘Options’.
There should be a pop up window appear with tabs along the top. Find the ‘Privacy’ tab and select this.
You should now have some options for ‘Tracking’ and ‘History’. Under the ‘History’ drop down menu, select ‘Use customer settings for history’ if you wish to adjust your cookie settings.

Checking your settings in Google Chrome:
Look for the spanner icon in Chrome and click on this.
From this menu, select settings...
Within settings you will see tabs on the left hand side. Select the tab called ‘Under the Hood’.
When this page loads you will see a tab at the top called ‘Content Settings’ – select this.
This brings up your content controls including cookie permissions – select the option you feel most comfortable with.

Checking your settings in Safari:
Locate the Cog icon at the top of your browser and click on this.
From the list of options select ‘Preferences’.
This should open a pop up window with several tabs along the top. From this list select the ‘Privacy’ option.
This will open the tab page that allows you to control the cookie settings on your browser.

Checking your settings in Opera:
Click the Opera file icon in the top left hand corner of your browser.
From the drop down list of options, highlight ‘Settings’ and then scroll across and select ‘Preferences’.
This should open a pop up window with tabs along the top. Choose the ‘Advanced’ tab.
This shows you the advanced options. On the left hand side there is an option called ‘Cookies’ – click on this option.
This presents the cookie options for your use on this browser.

Other websites

The Website may contain links to other sites which are outside our control and not covered by this policy. The operators of these sites may collect information from you that will be used by them in accordance with their policy, which may differ from ours.

Privacy of Information

The operators of this website may obtain information from members & visitors by several means - email, website contact form, telephone, fax and in writing. This information is never passed to a third party without your express permission.