Cookies

As you’ve probably read a million times on other sites, we use cookies too. All professional sites use them, we have to by law. Yes they’re normally large chewy biscuits but in this case they’re tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve your experience on our site. (No they don’t take up much space but every now and then reset your browser and ditch them if you get worried).

This page describes what info they gather and how we use them.

Disabling Them

You can stop cookies from being stored however this may stop certain functionality on the site - check your browser settings to see how. If you want to know more about cookies generally give it a quick Google. Wikipedia has a good article.

How We Use Them

We use cookies for a variety of reasons. Mainly to improve the performance of our site and to give you a better user experience. We suggest you leave the functionality on if asked. Up until 2012 you probably didn’t know about them which was when it became law to mention.

The Cookies We Set

When you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we may use cookies provided by trusted third parties - Google for example. Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you. We also use social media plugins that allow you to connect with those of your choice, like Facebook. For these to work, they will set cookies via 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.