What is a cookie?

A cookie is a little text file composed of alpha-numeric characters, which is automaticlally created on your computer when you look at a website that uses cookies. These cookies are used to help your web browser navigate our website and fully use all its features like signing up for a newsletter. In most cases they are completely harmless.

When someone visits our website at we collect standard internet log information and details of how each visitor behaves, such as which pages they look at for longer than others. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the our website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify the person.

We use Google Analytics to help analyse the use of our website. The purpose of this is to ensure that our website remains informative and contains pages that our readers enjoy and are interested in. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ to collect this standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then available to us to see how our website is performing.

To find out more about cookies, including how to control and remove them, visit, or you can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by visiting This doesnt stop you from visiting our website again, it just means that we won’t keep a record of your visit.

We will not use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

If we do ever want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will advise our visitors immediately they enter the site. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Contacting us about this Policy
If you have a query or complaint about our policy on cookies or about the site, you can contact us by email at