Before using this website you are invited to read our privacy and cookie policy

Your privacy is important to us and we take our obligations seriously. To this end, we are required by law to advise you that this website domain makes use of cookies and that we may also collect other information about your visit.

In addition to cookies, you should also know that the web servers operated by our service providers also record visitor session data and IP addresses. Such information is held for a short time, to monitor website traffic and help to diagnose problems or to block malicious threats.

What information do we collect about you?

Most visitors to our website do not have a user account and are known as anonymous visitors. We know very little about anonymous visitors, least of all, any information which could be used to identify them in practical terms. This is one reason why we describe them as anonymous.

One exception to this general statement about anonymous visitors, would be if a one chooses to contact us via the website's contact form. In this case we will ask their name and email address, so that we can reply to them, and our admin staff& will also see the content of any message that they send. Such messages my be also be saved forever in our email system. No surprises there.

Visitors that do have an account are known as registered users. For these individuals, at the very least, we will know their user name and email address. We will also know of any other personal information provided voluntarily as part of their initial registration or afterwards. We do not share this information with any third party.

Whether just browsing the this website or submitting information via a form, all data is transmitted over a secure, encrypted connection, as can be seen with a padlock icon near the address bar of your web browser. This is the same level of security that you would expect when shopping online or dealing with your bank.


What Are Cookies?

As is common practice with almost all websites and apps, this domain also uses cookies. Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your device, to improve your experience.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies?

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave all cookies enabled if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your web browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

In full compliance with GDPR regulations you can also decline to accept any non-essential cookies when first visiting this website by selecting the 'Cookies Off' button, which will be clearly displayed. From time to time you may be prompted to review this preference.

The Types of Cookies We Set

  • Necessary: This category represents the cookies which are needed in order your site to be fully functional and work as it should. We do not require your consent to make use of necessary cookies.
     
  • Preferences: In order to provide you with a positive experience on this site we may provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.
     
  • Statistical: This type of cookie is used to store statistical cookies such as Google Analytics and Vimeo. This helps us to measure traffic and provides us with information about those pages that people have visited and find useful.
     
  • Marketing: This category is for cookies with marketing purposes, such as those set by YouTube, social media networks and search engines. Essentially, anything to do with advertising.

Third Party Cookies

In some cases we also use cookies provided by third parties such as Vimeo, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook These services may set their own cookies that we have little or no control over.

The cookie information collected by such services can sometimes be anonymous, but if you are registered with any of these services and do not sign out of their website or app after every visit, you should be in no doubt that your every move is being tracked and that you are constantly being profiled for advertising purposes. The same is true of all social media and most search engines. Your agreement to their practices and terms, is between you and them, not us.

  • This site may use Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. In compliance with GDPR we have disabled the facility for advertising tracking via Google Analytics and also its ability to store IP addresses in a form which may allow identification of visitors to this website.
     
  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
     
  • We may also use social media buttons and/or modules on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and others may deploy cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

GDPR and Cookies

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into law on 25 May 2018 and introduced new requirements for websites which handle information that can be used to identify individuals.

The regulations underline that consent to accept identifying cookies must be unambiguous and involve a clear affirmative action. For this reason, all visitors to this website are asked to provide their consent to receive cookies.

Moreover, the regulations clearly state that withdrawing consent for handling personal information should be as easy as giving consent. 

GDPR also requires that website owners must state which cookies may be in use, what their purpose is, and the length of time before they expire.

These are;

Category: Necessary Cookies to make a website work by enabling basic functions
Cookie name __cfduid
Expiration 1 month
Purpose Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. Performance measure.
Cookie name rc::a google.com
Expiration Persistent
Purpose This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. Anti-spam measure.
Cookie name rc::c google.com
Expiration End of session
Purpose This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. Anti-spam measure.

 

Category: Preferences This website does not deploy any preference cookies without a visitor's prior consent.
Cookie name cookie-agreed
Expiration 1 year
Purpose Used this website to identify visitors who have provided consent for receiving cookies.
Cookie name random_unique_identifer
Expiration End of session
Purpose Used this website to record the preferences of logged in visitors.

 

Category: Statistics This website does not deploy any statistical cookies without a visitor's prior consent.
Cookie name _ga
Expiration 2 years
Purpose Used by Google Analytics to generate statistical data on how a visitor uses this website.
Data sent to United States (adequate country under GDPR rules)
Cookie name _gat
Expiration 1 day
Purpose Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
Data sent to United States (adequate country under GDPR rules)
Cookie name _gid
Expiration 1 day
Data sent to United States (adequate country under GDPR rules)
Purpose Used by Google Analytics to generate statistical data on how a visitor uses this website.
Cookie name vuid
Expiration 2 years
Purpose Used by Vimeo to collect data on the user's visits to this website, such as which pages have been read.
Data sent to United States (adequate country under GDPR rules)

 

Category: Marketing This website does not deploy any marketing cookies without a visitor's prior consent.
Cookie name GPS
Expiration 1 day
Purpose Used by YouTube to register a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical location.
Data sent to United States (adequate country under GDPR rules)
Cookie name IDE
Expiration 1 year
Purpose Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficiency of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
Data sent to United States (adequate country under GDPR rules)
Cookie name test_cookie
Expiration 1 day
Purpose Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.
Data sent to United States (adequate country under GDPR rules)
Cookie name VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Expiration 179 days
Purpose Tries to estimate the users' band width on pages with integrated You Tube videos
Data sent to United States (adequate country under GDPR rules)
Cookie name YSC
Expiration End of session
Purpose Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube a user has seen
Data sent to United States (adequate country under GDPR rules)


More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods: