What the heck are cookies?
Why do we use them?
We like to improve our website and the ways we help people reach it. Using cookies helps give us the information we need to be able to do this, such as which device you used to get there or which pages you were interested in. We might also use some cookies just to help the website work better for you, such as remembering your login details or language preferences.
We might also use something called web beacons or browser storage. These allow us to store some data across a number of times that you might use the site from the same device or tell us when you may have visited a particular piece of content such as an email or a newsletter.
The important thing to remember is that cookies aren’t necessarily bad for you or your computer. Cookies are simply a way of holding information about you that typically either help improve your use of a website or help feed into improvements for it and other communications in general.
You can completely opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics with the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Or, you can disable cookies within your browser.
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If you wish to opt-out from tracking by Mouseflow, you can do so at https://mouseflow.com/opt-out/.
Which cookies will you find on this site?
Cookie compliance cookie
When you first arrive on our site, there will be a pop-up message, asking you to tell us your cookie preferences. Depending on what you tell us, we will store a cookie to remember these.
These cookies are essential for the functioning of the site.
We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how you use our website to help us understand how you are using it, how you got here and what you are interested in. We can discover things like which sites you’re coming from or which of our articles and adverts you liked the best. This is so that we can continually improve our online experience and communications with you. Google Analytics stores information such as which pages you have visited and what you clicked while you were here.
These are the Google Analytics cookies that we use:
If you want to get the full ins and outs on the cookies used within google analytics then you can visit this great article.
You can also learn more about cookies from Google Analytics by reading these sites. https://policies.google.com/technologies/types https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7105316?hl=en&ref_topic=2919631
We also sometimes place third party cookies from our trusted analytics supplier Mouseflow (ApS Flaesketorvet 68, 1711 Copenhagen V, Denmark). This cookie tracks user activity, page content, click/touch, movement, scroll, and keystroke activity (in some cases). If you are located in Europe, your IP address, keystroke activity, and personal information are never stored or shared with any third-parties. We process and keep all data for our own website within Europe and, if you wish to opt-out from tracking by Mouseflow, you can do so at https://mouseflow.com/opt-out/.
ads/ga-audiences to allow us to better use Google Adwords
To opt out of these cookies across your full web browsing experience, not just our site, then you will need to do this directly with the providers such as Facebook and Twitter. If you want to know more about how these cookies might be being used, just visit Network Advertising Initiative website or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
(open in new windows – please note that we’re not responsible for the content of external websites).
Other Third Party Cookies
If you view something called “embedded content” on our site (e.g. when there is a Youtube video pasted in our page) then you might receive cookies from these sites – please make sure you check directly on the third party websites for more information about these cookies and how to direct them.
Further information about cookies
To learn a bit more about cookies and what they are you can visit this great link at aboutcookies.org and, if you would like to opt out of cookies across the board, then you can visit If the Network Advertising Initiative website