We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm for detailed guidance.
The list below describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)
First Party Cookies
These are cookies that are set by this website directly.
WordPress: Our website runs the popular WordPress CMS and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with WordPress, and whether you have logged into WordPress. We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you if you are a registered user and we deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken.
WooCommerce: Our WordPress installation runs the Woocommerce Plug-in that uses a session cookie to remember your log-in for you and what you’ve put in the shopping basket. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken. No personal information is stored within these cookies.
You can find out more about WooCommerce at http://docs.woothemes.com/document/woocommerce-cookies/
You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2700409?hl=en
Third Party Cookies
These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on our website. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.
You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
Useful Links (Guidelines and References)
Directive 2009/136/EC (ePrivacy Directive)
Regulation (EC) 45/2001 (Data protection)
EU advisory body on data protection – Working Party 29:
Browser specific instructions to block and remove Cookies
Follow these links to changing privacy and other browser settings in:
- Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
- Safari in iOS, iPhone and iPad
- Windows Phone
The information above is given in good faith. However, if you are unsure about any of the specific points of the EU Cookie Law we recommend you consult your legal advisors.