Privacy and Cookies

This site uses non-essential cookies to evaluate site usage and help us create the best experience for our visitors.

Almost all websites use a data storage mechanism known as a Cookie, which is simply a small text files that stores data in visitors’ web browsers when they visit a site. They are used for a variety of purposes, such as tracking visitor statistics, system information, or for remembering what you had in your shopping basket in the case of an ecommerce site. The cookies set by our site are harmless. They do not personally identify you, except in the case of the cookies used by our login system, where user identification is integral and unavoidable.

This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. For this service, Google sends cookies (small text files) to your computer which can be used to evaluate the use of the website and produce activity based reports. No personal data is retained or accessed for any other use. Google stores the collected information on servers in the USA which may be transferred to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Google Inc are members of the US Safe Harbor Scheme. This scheme allows the transfer of data from within the EEA to countries that are outside of the EEA without having to enter into a specific data transfer agreement. Companies that sign up to the scheme are deemed to provide adequate protection for personal data transmitted from Europe. You can read more information about Google Analytics here. Google has also created an opt-out plugin which is available here.

This site also uses StatCounter for visitor analysis purposes, and details of their service can be found here. The services requires the use of cookies, and StatCounter’s legal information and privacy policy can be found here.