Cookie Policy

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use Google Analytics, an analytical tool which sets cookies to evaluate how many visits we have to our website and to see how users interact with our website content. Google Analytics compile reports for us on our website activity which in turn helps us improve the way our website works to give a better browsing experience. Google Analytics does not collect any personally identifiable information about users of our website. In addition to the cookie information given below, you can learn more about the cookies used by Google Analytics here.

Advertising Cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.

You can learn more about online advertising at https://www.youronlinechoices.com . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies by https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices  although we would prefer that you didn’t as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.

Remarketing Cookies

You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called “remarketing cookie” during your visit. We use these adverts to offer special offers etc to encourage you to come back to our site. Don’t worry we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies at anytime as explained above.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing https://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

Cookies used on our website

COOKIESDESCRIPTIONLIFTIME
affUsed to store a unique identifier of our partner website from which the visitor arrived to our website.90 days from set/update
utm_campaignUsed to store a unique identifier of a link that was clicked to visit our website.90 days from set/update
http_refererUsed to store a website address from which the visitor arrived to our website.90 days from set/update

Cookies set by our partners and other third parties

Google Analytics

COOKIESDESCRIPTIONLIFTIME
_gaUsed to store a unique client identifier (Client ID), which is a randomly generated number.2 years from set/update
_gatUsed to create and retrieve tracker objects, from which all other methods are invoked.10 minutes from set/update
_utmaUsed to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists.
The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
2 years from set/update
_utmbUsed to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists.
The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
30 mins from set/update
_utmcNot used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js.
Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
End of browser session
_utmzStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.
The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
6 months from set/update
_utmvUsed to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor
level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method.
The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
2 years from set/update
__utmtUsed to throttle request rate.10 minutes

 

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where requir