Use of Cookies

'Cookies' are small data files that are written on to your hard drive when you visit certain websites. This site uses cookies to monitor the patterns of web traffic that visit it, so that the site can be maintained and updated suitably.  This site contains cookies from the following sources.

 

The analytics cookie
One placed and hosted by Yola (the sites host), to track analytics and provide our users with the analytics dashboard.

When someone visits your website we collect standard internet log information. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to your website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. Analytics information is helpful to website owners as it helps them gauge their site’s success. 

Here’s how to remove the Analytics Cookie: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

 

The Quantcast cookie
One placed by Yola, but hosted by quantcast.com, to track aggregate visitor information across Yola hosted sites.

This is a third-party cookie and helps us track traffic across all hosted sites. This helps us to manage server load and ensure that our users’ websites are served up quickly.  

Both of these cookies can be removed, and do not detract from your visitors’ website browsing experience. What it does affect is the site owner’s ability to track visitors and our ability to manage hosted site loads. 

Here’s how to remove the Quantcast cookie: http://info.evidon.com/companies/quantcast?ecaid=0&n=7420

 

Google Analytics Cookies

The site also uses cookies placed by Google Analytics, a popular website analytical tool.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

To opt out of Google Analytics data collection, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and follow the link.

 

More information about cookies, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at AboutCookies.org.

 

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU Privacy and Communications Directive). This includes information submitted voluntarily by you through a form or gathered automatically as you visit this website.

You should not submit any sensitive or private information through this website except through acknowledged secure areas. The owners of this website accept no responsibility for data submitted through insecure areas of this website.

By submitting your contact details to us, we may contact you or send you marketing materials. We will give you the chance to refuse any marketing email from us in the future.

This website uses cookies which are stored on your browser. You can usually modify your browser settings to prevent this happening. However, by disabling cookies, or certain types of cookie, you may hinder your user experience on this and other websites, or prevent them from working entirely.

Some cookies used on this website are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Some cookies used on this website collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages.

These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Some cookies used on this website allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.

These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Cookies may also be used to improve the user experience and to enable some of the functionality provided by this website.

Please note that some cookies may be placed by third party service providers who perform some of these functions (or other services) for us. Cookies are used on this website for the following third party services: Google Analytics, LinkedIn Follow button, Facebook Like Button, Twitter Follow button, Google +1 button, AddThis social bookmarking tool, YouTube videos. Some of these services may be used to track your behaviour on other websites and we have no control over this.

By continuing to use this website without adjusting your browser's cookie settings, you agree that we can place these cookies on your device.

As is true with most websites, our server will automatically log data regarding each visit such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system. We may use this information to monitor server errors, server administration or to monitor visitor behaviour. It is not possible for this to be disabled on a per-user basis so you must leave this website (and the internet entirely) if you do not agree to this happening.

This privacy policy applies to this website only and does not apply to any websites that this website may link to.

If you have any questions/comments about privacy, you should contact us.

 

(Privacy Policy adapted from http://www.openglobal.co.uk with kind permission)