Your Internet browser has the in-built facility for storing small files – “cookies” – that hold information which allows a website to recognise your account. Our website takes advantage of this facility to enhance your experience.
You have the ability to prevent your computer from accepting cookies but, if you do, certain functionality on the website may be impaired. For details on the cookies that we use, please ref
Our website uses four cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.
The cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. Read more about the individual analytical cookies we use and how to recognise them
Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
• PHPSESSID – a session cookie which expires after leaving the site.
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 would be an embedded YouTube video. Our site may include some of these. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties
Social Website Cookies
Cookies are set by:
• Facebook – for Liking us on our Facebook page and linking to our Facebook page
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.
Visitor Statistics Cookies
__utma – for Google Analytics
__utmb – for Google Analytics
__utmc – for Google Analytics
__utmz – for Google Analytics
Visit https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies#cookiesSet for further information.
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.
The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.