Cookies are used on this Site

This site is required by EU Privacy legislation to give information on it's use of cookies.

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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

For a full explanation of cookies and their uses see wikipedia

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Offer you free content (thanks to advertising)
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • To continuously improve our website for you

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 use of cookies. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site please see Disable all cookies for this site below, however doing so may mean that our site does not work as you would expect.

By continuing to use or by clicking the I accept use of these cookies link on the cookie info bar you implicitly give consent to allow these cookies to be used while you are browsing this site.

If you do not agree with this please either leave the site or alternatively you can use the information below to stop tracking and/or block cookies, you can also use browser plugins to block advertising or opt out of advertising

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies - Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • 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 or to disable cookies for this site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video or embedded Google maps. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Disabling these cookies may break the functions offered by these third parties

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile anonymous visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac, Windows, Android or desktop vs mobile 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 analytics programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine or direct link from another site). Information is also available as to what pages are most or least popular and what pages generate the most advertising revenue.

We use Google Analytics for this purpose

Advertising Cookies

We fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don't see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working.

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards such as

You can learn more about online advertising at You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at - ad choices or Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Choice website 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.

We use:

Details on Cookies names

Cookies consist of portions of code from a server to the user's internet browser, automatically stored on your computer and then sent to the server at each subsequent access to the site. A cookie will typically contain the name of the website from which the cookie comes from, the life span of the cookies (or how long it will remain on the user's device) and a value, which is usually a unique number generated randomly. The cookies are sent back to the website that originated them (First Party cookies) or another site that recognizes them (Third Party cookies). Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user's device and have different purposes such as, for example, allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your favorite sites and, in general, improve the browsing experience. They also help to ensure that the advertising content displayed online is more targeted to a user and to their interests.

First Party cookie names

displayCookieConsent - this cookie is stored when a user agrees to have the first and third party cookies listed below stored. This is used to stop a cookie permission info bar appearing on every page visited on the site by the same person. If you do see the cookie permission info bar on every page visited it either means you have all cookies disabled for this site and are not allowing the displayCookieConsent cookie to be set or you have not clicked the I accept use of these cookies link on the info bar. This cookie is set to expire one year after it is generated (you can delete it at any time via your browser settings)..

This site uses Google Analytics for anonymous tracking of use of pages. This enables to see what pages are most or least popular and what pages generate advert revenue.
Cookie names: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmt, _utmz.

Google Analytics. See this Google page for details

Third Party Cookies used on this site has cookies set by Third Parties. Google Adsense, plus on some pages Tradedoubler, for advert revenue (which keep the site in existance) . Advertising partners of these may also set cookies but their use is governed by the privacy policies of the two main third parties involved i.e. Google Adsense and Tradedoubler.

Google Adsense. See this Google page for details and also this page. For Tradedoubler see the Tradedoubler Privacy Policy page

Advertising - Google Adsense Cookie names: _drt_, id

Advertising - Cookie names: B, BT, PI, UI

How Google uses cookies

Google pages on their use of cookies

Opt out of Google Analytics tracking

Download a browser plug-in from Google to disable Analytics tracking.

Change Google Ads personalisation

Google page to change adwords settings

Opt out of completely from Google Ads

Google ads plugin

Opt out of some or all advertising

Go to the Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Choice website

Disable all cookies for this site

You can change your browser settings to stop use of cookies entirely or to delete existing cookies. How to do this with some common browsers is noted below. For others not mentioned either see their help pages or search the internet for information on how to do so.

Firefox - How to change your cookie settings in Firefox

Internet Explorer
How to change your cookie settings in IE9
How to change your cookie settings in IE7/8

Chrome - How to change your cookie settings in Google Chrome

Safari (OS/X) - How to change your cookie settings in Safari (OS/X)

Safari (iOS) - How to change your cookie settings in Safari (iOS)

Android - How to change your cookie settings in Android

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