Cookie Policy

Since 26 May 2011, the EU has required all websites to inform you about any cookies they may use and their puropse.

Like many sites, this site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine – to help provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used in a benign manner to retain user preferences, login status, shopping cart contents and provide anonymised tracking data. However, they can also be used by third party applications such as Google Analytics to establish your surfing habits.

By using this website, you consent to us placing cookies on your machine and give permission for us to use any access logs we may maintain to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining, or attempting to gain, unauthorised access.

By default, we use at least the following cookies:

Cookie Purpose
wordpress_test_cookie Temporary. Required for operation of software.
wp-settings-1 Persistent. Required for operation of software.
wp-settings-time-1 Persistent. Required for operation of software.
civicAllowCookies Persistent. Used to inhibit cookie warning.
catAccCookies Persistent. Used to inhibit cookie warning.

We do not use cookies to store information about you unless you login or submit a comment.

If you follow a link to another website which is not operated by us (“Third Party Websites”), they may send their own cookies to you and collect or request data and personal information. We do not control Third Party Websites and therefore are not responsible for them. By having a link to Third Party Websites from the Website we do not make any promise or recommendation about any aspect of Third Party Websites and we may not have any connection with the people who operate the Third Party Websites. You should always read the privacy policy of Third Party Websites as their policy may be materially different to that ours.

If you are concerned for your privacy, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the The Information Commissioner’s Office which offers guidance for all modern browsers.


In addition to cookies, log files are maintained on our servers and analysed of all requests for files or pages. These log files do not capture personal information but do capture the user’s IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web servers. Aggregated analysis of these log files is used to monitor website usage and gather statistical data for use by us and our agents.

Except as stated already, we will make no attempt to identify individual users unless they are suspected of abusing the website or attempting to gain unauthorised access. You should be aware, however, that access to web pages will generally create log entries in the systems of your ISP or network service provider. These entities may be in a position to identify the client computer equipment used to access a page should that be required by law enforcement. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of network services and is beyond the responsibility or control of ourselves.

We reserve the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of our web services.

Date of last audit: 6 November 2012. Cookie warning code by CivicUK

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