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Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our online visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

1. Whatever information is collected from you is only used for tracking purposes – cookies automatically set for use within Google Analytics* – and, where appropriate, marketing.
2. Whatever information we collect will never be sold to a third party, be used for spamming, illegal activities or for generally stupid reasons.
3. Personal information, name/ email address, will only be collected when voluntarily submitted by you via our contact or subscription forms.

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

*We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

For more information about Google Analytics visit Googles’ Analytics website www.google.com/analytics.

Generally, we are no different to any other, responsible company in that:
1. If you access any of our websites a normal, non sneaky cookie will be set, (unless you have turned them off).
2. If you submit details to us we will do our best to protect that information.

 

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.

Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely. Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Removing and disabling cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit.

Our website uses cookies. They are placed by software that operates on our servers, and by software operated by third parties whose services we use. This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors. If you choose not to use cookies or you prevent their use through your browser settings, you will not be able to use all the functionality of our website.

We use cookies in the following ways:
• to track how you use our website
• to record whether you have seen specific messages we display on our website
• to record your answers to surveys and questionnaires on our site while you complete them

What are cookies used for?
Functional Cookies
Functional cookies are required for the running of our websites services. They remember your preferences of our sites and to provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies does not identify you. These are mainly session cookies which expire when you close your browsing session.

Essential or ‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies
Functional cookies are required for the running of our websites services. These are required as otherwise, parts of our websites would not function. These are mainly session cookies which expire when you close your browsing session.

Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies
Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of our services. Used to determine page views unique and website visitors. Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties. The information collected by these cookies does not identify you. It is only used for statistics.

Personal data

Personal data (i.e. information which could identify you) submitted to us, for example to sign up to our newsletter or our contact form, will only be used to respond to your feedback. We will not pass it on to any third party without your prior written consent.

This privacy statement only covers this website. This statement does not cover links within this site to other websites.

Generally, if you do not agree to any of the above please do not visit our websites, turn off cookies or do not submit any personal information.