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.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks
  • Continuously improve our website

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software 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. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can find out how to do this, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

Cookies we use

We use cookies to make our website work, including:

  • 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 visit our site.

Social media cookies

So you can easily share our content on social media, we have included a panel of sharing buttons. We use AddThis which provides lots of options in one neat package, and adds a number of cookies to the site.

These services are largely designed to track how many times a page has been shared, but can also be used to target and serve advertisements. Please note that we do not allow advertising of any sort, nor do we conduct advertising campaigns. The tracking allows us to assess the impact of the network, and the information will not be used for any purpose other than internal reporting.

Cookies are added by:

  • AddThis
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn

Privacy implications vary for each social network, so please check your own settings for each platform.

Third party cookies

Other content embedded on the site adds additional cookies to provide anonymised information on how many people viewed the media item. On our site, this includes:

  • Slideshare
  • Storify
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Anonymous visitor statistics cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics (analytics), such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using, how long they spend on the site, what pages they look at etc. This helps us to assess how useful our content is and to continuously improve our website. These statistics also tell us, anonymously, how people reached the site (eg. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.

We use:

  • Google Analytics
  • Google maps

If you are anti-Google you can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics (we’d prefer you didn’t though, as this data is incredibly helpful to us in improving our site).

Turning Cookies off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern sites

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, and their free cookie audit tool.