May 2018


This website (“Our Site“) uses Cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users. By using Cookies, we are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve Our Site by better understanding how you use it. By clicking on or navigating Our Site, you agree to our use of cookies. If you do not agree to our Cookie Policy, please discontinue use of Our Site.

How Does Our Site use Cookies?

Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. By using Our Site you may also receive certain Third party Cookies. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites or parties other than Our Site.

We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies – A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of Our Site, supporting functions such as logging in a registered user.
  • Site Analytics Cookies – To understand how visitors use Our Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve Our Site and your experience of it.
  • Functionality Cookies – Functionality Cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on Our Site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences.
  • Third Party Cookies – Third party Cookies are not placed by Us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to us. Third party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on Our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to us.

The cookies described above may be “session cookies” or “persistent cookies“. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Site until you close your browser at which point they are automatically deleted. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period or until you or your browser delete them.

WordPress Cookies

Our Site uses the WordPress blogging software. WordPress uses cookies that may store information on your computer or device, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters. Users are those people who have registered an account with our WordPress blog.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Performance Marketing Cookies

Our Site uses performance marketing to generate revenue and is part of several affiliate networks. This means when a visitor finds a product on Our Site and then goes on to buy something from an online retailer we may receive a small commission. This helps fund the costs of managing and running Our Site and creating the online content. The reward process is enabled using cookie technology and cookies that are set and managed by Affiliate networks. These cookies are used to identify that a referred visitor has come from Our Site.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. An affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Google Analytics

Our website uses cookies provided by Google Analytics. These cookies allow us to collect information in an anonymous form about visitor usage patterns on Our Site. The data is used to generate statistical information about website activity for example, how many visitors Our Site gets. We do not use the analytics tool to track or collect any personal data. The data is anonymised and the information used is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. You can find out more about Google Analytics by visiting How Google Uses Information, and you can opt-out of the use of these cookies by visiting opt-out of Google Analytics.

Google Advertising Cookies

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to other websites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings

Social media and sharing tools

Our site may include links that allow you to use bookmarking and social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. You may be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies so we reccommend that you check their cookie policies and privacy policies for more information.

Information about controlling cookies

You may refuse to accept cookies by altering the settings on your internet browser. Generally, this can be done by visiting the “Settings” menu in your browser. You can also visit the EU-based Your Online Choices website, which will show you the cookies and similar technologies currently in use on your browser, and allow you to opt-out of these.

The links below provide instructions on how to control Cookies in all mainstream browsers.

Useful information

  • A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including and
  • The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
  • Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.
  • New technologies such as Mozilla’s Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.
  • Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Cookie Policy or our Privacy Policy please contact us by email at and we will do our best to solve the problem for you.