Cookies and Privacy Policy

We take information security & privacy seriously.

We don’t collect information about you over and above what is considered ‘normal’.

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit, pages viewed and activity on each page);

(b) any other information that you choose to send to us.

Our own server – like all web servers – logs your visit including your Internet Protocol (IP) address and date and time of visit. All data is kept within the United Kingdom, and we never share this information with anyone unless compelled to do so by law.

If you have subscribed to one of our services, you may unsubscribe by following the instructions which are included in e-mail that you receive.

Cookies

The UK ICO has now implemented (as of 26 May 2011) the EU e-Privacy directive that requires website owners to make users aware that their site uses cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small harmless text files placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. The Cookie acts as an identification card for the visiting site. They enable your browser to exchange information with the website server, and can be used for essential purposes (such as remembering you’ve logged in to a site or what product you have put into your shopping cart), or optional purposes (such as for website analytics purposes, such as how many visitors came to the site).

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit All About Cookies. However, please note that if you choose to disable cookies, then parts of this website may not function correctly and it will severely harm our business, we will no longer be able to track visits to our website, see what the most popular pages are or devices looking at our website, it will be the equivalent of running a sweet shop, blindfolded with no stock-taking facility available.

What cookies do we use?

The table below list the cookies we use and will set regardless of your acceptance of our cookie message, these cookies are seen as essential to the running of the website, without them, desktop, mobile and tablet devices will not display the images properly.

Cookie Function Cookie Name Description
WordPress Login wordpress_[hash]wordpress_logged_in_[hash]
wordpress_test_[hash]
wordpress_test_cookie
WordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses a “session cookie” when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. User data is all anonymous.
WordPress Admin UI wp-settings-[UID]
wp-settings-{time}-[UID]
WordPress also cookies to to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. User data is all anonymous.
TinyMCE_content_size WSYIWYG editor
PHPSESSID Used by some plugins that the site uses

The following table lists any cookies that are seen as non-essential to the workings of the website.

Cookie Function Cookie Name Description
Google Analytics __utma
__utmb
__utmc
__utmz
We use Google Analytics to allow us to analyse the traffic to our site and to review a number of statistics regarding our visitors. (Further information on the data they collect is available here).