Cookies

What are they?

As is the common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience.

How do we use them?

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Usually, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without disabling the functionality and features they add to this site.

How to disable cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for that).

The cookies we set

If you create an account with us, we will use cookies for the management of the sign-up process and general administration. These cookies will be deleted when you log out- however, sometimes they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so we can remember this. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are removed or cleared when you log out to make sure you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site offers newsletters or email subscription services and cookies may remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/un-subscribed users.

This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities, and some cookies are essential to make sure that your order is remembered between pages so we can process it.

From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to give you interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more. These studies may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to give you with accurate results after you change pages.

When you send data to us through a form (such as those found on contact pages or comment forms), cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

To offer you a great experience on this website, we offer the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. To remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be recalled when you interact with a page affected by your choices.

Third party cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might meet through this website.

This site uses Google Analytics (which is one of the most popular and trusted analytic solution on the web) for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit (which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you).

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to how the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may make sure you receive a consistent experience while on the website while ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

As we sell products, it’s important for us to know statistics about how many of the visitors to our site make a purchase and this is the data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means we can make business predictions that allow us to watch our advertising and product costs to make sure the best price.

The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertisements uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that an ad is shown to you.
For more information on Google AdSense, see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

We use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioural advertising cookies used by this site make sure we give you the most relevant adverts by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.

Sometimes, we may offer you custom content based on what you tell us about yourself by linking a social media account. These types of cookies allow us to offer you content we feel may interest you.

Several partners advertise on our behalf, and affiliate tracking cookies allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so we can credit them and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide a bonus they may provide you for making a purchase.

We also use social media buttons and plug-ins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube, will set cookies through our site which may enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Legal Liability

Do not use our services if you still have questions about this cookies policy. Your questions should be answered before you try to use our services. By using our services, we assume that you agree with our cookies policy.