Cookies are small text files that we use mainly to allow our site to work correctly for you. We also use third party services, such as Google Analytics, to tell us how our site is performing and what people are looking for when they visit. We don't contain any personally identifiable information in this way, and none of the cookies can harm your device in any way.
We do collect personal information when you contact us or buy something from the site. The only information collected is that which you expressly allow to share with us. To protect you, this information is collected via a secure connection, and stored in encrypted form on our database.
If you have any concerns or questions, by all means contact us
Like almost everyone nowadays, we suffer daily from the irresponsible use of e-mail. We remain unable to understand the philosophy that it's possible to generate sales by irritating customers, but it must be working for someone, or surely they'd have stopped by now.
We deplore this misuse of a superb communication medium and we are committed to avoiding adding to the burden of useless information. This means that, first and foremost, we do not share your information with anyone outside our own organisation, and that we take pains to protect the information that is under our care.
When you register any of your details with us, they are added to our list of opted-in subscribers. We record the interest that you have indicated to ensure that we only contact you with relevant information.
If you've used a contact form or e-mail to make an enquiry, then we'll respond to that enquiry only. If this leads to a dialogue between us - as we hope it will - then we'll continue communications on the basis that we're doing so at your invitation, and that you can withdraw that invitation at will.
Where you've registered for news or information, we don't add you immediately to our subscription list. Instead we send you an e-mail by return asking you to confirm that you do indeed want to receive updates. This helps us to ensure that you've genuinely requested contact, and that you haven't been added mischievously to our list. Only when you confirm your wishes will you be added to the list.
Whenever we send out update information, we always include a link to unsubscribe from the list. We promise that this is a genuine, working un-subscription link, and that clicking it will prevent further automated contact from us. Should you wish us to remove you completely from our database, then please click here and we will purge our records entirely. Sending this request will prompt one further e-mail from us to confirm that this is what you require.
We have no wish to annoy you with over-frequent, irrelevant or trivial contact. Accordingly, we don't operate a regular newsletter type of approach to our updates. Only when we have something to say that we believe will be genuinely interesting and useful to you will we send out an update. This may mean that months elapse between updates, and then you receive two in one week. Whatever the frequency, we'll always err on the side of under-contact rather than risk becoming just another e-mail spammer.
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There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than not to use our site.
- YouTube links
- Google Analytics
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties
So that you can easily "Like" or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. Cookies are set by:
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
- Google Analytics
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.
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