Privacy and cookies

This Privacy Policy applies to this website only and does not cover third party websites linked from this website.

In compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 we will protect the privacy of personal data of visitors to this website. We do not collect or keep personal information about site users unless it is offered to us by the user. In such cases this information will remain confidential and will only be used for the purpose that it has been provided and we will not share this data with other organisations.

We will record the number of visitors to this website for the purpose of statistical information and to inform future developments of the website. This data is anonymous and does not contain personal information about site users.

Changes to this Privacy Policy will be published here and it is the responsibility of the site user to regularly check this information.

Cookies

This site uses cookies to measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs. These cookies are not used to identify you personally.

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this site. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on this site 
- how long you spend on each page

  • how you got to the site 

  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
_utma Determines the number of unique visitors to the site 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our site 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser when you close your browser
_utmz This provides information about how you reached the site (eg from another website or a search engine) 6 months

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

In addition, the website sets a cookie called 'has_js' to allow it to act appropriately depending on whether or not you have JavaScript enabled in your browser.