Cookie Policy


Like many websites, we may use cookies on this website.


Continued use of the site agrees to our use of cookies as described, or that you have set the privacy options in your browser according to your requirements.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.



A site’s own cookies are known as first party cookies. However third party cookies (placed for example by Google) are also (1) used for analysis purposes that enable site improvement by the site owner (2) widely used for advertising purposes.

For further information about cookies you can visit


Use of cookies

When you use this site we don't place any ‘first party’ cookies on your machine.
We do allow third party cookies from Google as identified and explained in the table below for analysis purposes. This does not include any personally identifiable information but provides us with statistics for understanding how the site is being used and enable us to make improvements.


The underlying 3rd party software that we use to provide the functionality of the site uses cookies to provide the functionality of the site. In particular to recognise returning members and allow automatic login if you have used the ‘Remember me’ option, and to personalise usage.



The table below explains the cookies we use and why. 

 Cookie  Name Purpose   More information
Google Analytics _utma
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Social Engine PHPSESSID
 Used by underlying SocialEngine software 
      .. Email Email address is stored to allow a previously logged in user to quickly log in again.          ..
      ..           ..

Control of Cookies


You can prevent or control the use of cookies, should you wish to, by using the privacy settings in your browser. It is suggested that for pervasive facilities across many web sites, such as Google analytics you look at and take advantage of the facilities they provide to control your privacy across all the sites you visit.


You can delete any existing cookies using the ‘Internet options’ or 'Settings' facility in your browser. 


Continued use of the site agrees to our use of cookies as described, or that you have set the privacy options in your browser according to your requirements.


Note that you can delete all cookies at any time by using the ‘Cookie deletion’ facility within your browser – typically under ‘Internet Options’, Privacy Options, or 'Settings'. However if you do so you may lose personalisation and preference information when you revisit sites. For more information on controlling placement and deletion of cookies visit


The Cookies policy is part of our overall Privacy Policy which aims to protect your privacy online.


If you have any questions about this Cookies Policy or the wider Privacy Policy or about the operation of our website, you can contact us by using the contact form accessible from the footer menu.