Privacy and cookies.

We use a number of different cookies on our site.

First, if you do not know what cookies are or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you to visit the website [1] for detailed guidance.

Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume that you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies that were set while visiting the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari, etc.)

The list below describe the cookies we use on this site, and what we use them for.

1. First part cookies.

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

1.1 Google Analytics.

We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on.

This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.”

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at “Data privacy & security – Analytics Help” [2].

1.2 WordPress.

Our websites runs the popular WordPress content management system. A WordPress based website sets cookies to store basic data on your interactions the web page, and whether you have logged in. If you are a registered user, a session cookie is set and used in order to remember your log-in.

We deem these cookies as being necessary to the correct working of this website. If these cookies are disabled, then various functionalities on the site will be broken.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for at “What are session cookies used for?” [3]

2. Third party cookies.

Third party cookies are those set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this website. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks.

Cookies are currently set by Google+, Facebook and Twitter. In order to implement these buttons and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information, and to find out how to opt-out or delete such information.

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