Privacy and Cookie Policy

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting our site you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and, as from 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we have a legal obligation to protect your personal information. We take appropriate security measures to safeguard your data and prevent any unauthorised access to it. We gather as little information as necessary and undertake to hold your information only for as long as is necessary for providing a service to you.

Information we collect about you

This website is built using WordPress. WordPress does not collect any personal data from general site visits.

Registered Users

The data collected from registered users can be seen on the User Profile screen in the Administration. Required information includes username, email and password, and may also include other personal information which the user has chosen to add to their Profile. Registered users can edit or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

User Comments

Comments have been disabled for this website and therefore no user data associated with user comments is collected and stored.

Contact Forms

You may give us information about yourself by filling in the contact form on our site or by corresponding with us by e-mail.

How We Use Your Information

Personal information will be stored securely and will be accessible only by the administrator of this website. Your personal information will only be used for the purpose for which it has been submitted in providing you with the information and services that you request from us and to notify you about changes to our service. No personal information will be stored except without the user’s consent. No personal information will be shared with any third parties.


Cookies are small pieces of text data which are placed on your device (for example, computer, tablet or mobile phone) through your browser when you visit a website.

The cookies used by our site provide essential functionality and retain the user’s preferences. The cookies themselves do not collect data and cannot be used to identify you personally.

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

Registered Users

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in to your account, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

We do not place any cookies for third parties, for example to deliver advertising or other services, or to analyse our readers’ use of our website.

Cookies used on this website:

DYNSRV load balancing cookie to manage server traffic demand and site performance
when browser is closed
PHPSESSIDused to help contact forms provide success or error messageswhen browser is closed
catAccCookiescookie notice30 days unless deleted
testpopupgallery lightboxwhen browser is closed
ADMINDYNSRVadmin load balancing cookie used by the serverexpires at end of each session
wordpress_test_cookiechecks if browser accepts cookiesexpires at end of each session
wordpress_[session id]stores your authentication detailsexpires at end of each session
wordpress_logged_insaves login informationexpires at end of each session
wp-settings-1customises your view of admin interfaceexpires at end of each session
wp-settings-time-1customises your view of admin interfaceexpires at end of each session
wordpress-saving-postsaves post or page id just editedexpires at end of each session

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you. Please read the policies on their site for more information.

Links to external websites

Our website may display links to third party websites, who may set their own cookies for advertisements and user preferences. We do not control or accept any liability for the installation of cookies and data storage by third-parties.

Disabling Cookies

Whilst we advise that you allow the installation of cookies on your browser or device when using our website, you are not obliged to do so and you can choose to reject cookies by adjusting the settings for your browser or device. You can also delete those which already exist using the settings on your browser and/or device (however, this may interfere with your use of our website and adversely affect your browsing experience).

The website contains a wealth of information about cookies and detailed instructions on how to configure your web browsers’ handling of cookies.

Access to Information

The GDPR Act gives you the right to access information held about you. At any time you can request to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.