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Cookies Policy

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

We take your privacy very seriously and comply with the recent UK and EU law on handling cookies and provide (you) the user with means to remove such cookies or prevent your computer from accepting them in the future.

Below you will find instructions on removing cookies for all major web and mobile browsers so that you can find out about how to manage your cookies.

First party cookies

WordPress uses cookies if for example you leave a comment to save you having to reenter the same details next time you visit.

There are also user session cookies and other cookies set as part of visiting this website.

 

Below is a table with third party cookies placed on your computer by this website

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to your website or other websites.

The following Google Analytics Advertising Features are implemented (Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting and
Integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data for advertising purposes, including the collection of data via advertising cookies and identifiers).

First party cookies from Google Analytics and third party cookies are used together to provide advertising tailored to a users demographic (such as age, location, gender etc) and also to track advertising revenue.

You can opt out of these by following the instructions here

Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

google.com (for the purposes of serving advertisements)
google.com (for the purposes of analytics, further details can be found at this page, it relates to a variety of different cookies that are specified at that linked page.
facebook.com (to show how many times a page is shared on Facebook)
twitter.com (to show how many times a page is shared on Twitter)
wordpress.com (to share the blogpost on WordPress or if you are logged in via WordPress)
google.com (to show how many times a page is shared on Google)
reddit.com (to show how many times a page is shared on Reddit)
linkedin.com (to show how many times a page is shared on Linkedin)
tumblr.com (to show how many times a page is shared on Tumblr)
pinterest.com (to show how many times a page is shared on Pinterest)
ladbrokes.com (if you click on one of the ladbrokes.com ads for the purposes of tracking their advertising)

Further information on how Google deals with cookies can be found on this page.

Google Analytics uses cookies for those using the Google Translate service to translate pages on this blog. Further information can be found at How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.

Browser specific instructions to block and remove cookies

Internet Explorer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

Firefox

http://support.mozilla.org/en–US/kb/Cookies

 

Google Chrome

http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

 

Opera

http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

 

Safari

http:////docs.info.apple.com//article.html?artnum=32467

 

Safari iOS

http://support.apple.com//kb//HT1677

 

Android

http://support.google.com//mobile//bin//answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022

 

Blackberry

Turn off cookies in the browser

 

Windows Phone

Changing privacy and other browser settings