Cookies policy

What are cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional and non-professional sites, this site uses cookies, which are small files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your user experience. This page describes what information they collect, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site's functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP cookies.

How we use cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to sites. It is recommended that you leave all cookies enabled if you are unsure whether or not you need them in the event that they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling cookies

You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser settings (see your browser, Help section to find out how). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites you visit. Disabling cookies usually also disables certain functionality and features of the site. Therefore, it is recommended not to disable cookies.

Cookies and this site

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the registration process and general administration. These cookies are usually deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards in order to remember your preferences on this site when you log in in the future.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember your preferences. This saves you from having to log in each time you visit a new page. These cookies are usually removed or erased when you log out, to ensure that you cannot access restricted features and areas when you are no longer logged in.

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies can be used to remember if you have already registered. These cookies allow us to display certain notifications which may only be valid for your subscriptions and / or unsubscribes.

When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact or comment pages, cookies may be set to remember your user details and preferences for future correspondence.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide you with features to set your preferences for this site when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called up each time you interact with a page. This page will then be affected by your preferences.

Third party cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The details in the following section describes third-party cookies that you may encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web. Google Analytics helps us understand how you use the site and how we can improve your experience. These cookies may track events like how long you spend on the site and the pages you visit, so that we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies can track things like how long you spend on the site or which pages you visit which helps us understand how we can improve the site for you.

From time to time we test new features and make changes to how the site is delivered. We are always testing new features and these third party cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience on the site. This while ensuring that we understand the optimizations to be made for our users to have the best possible experience.

The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve relevant ads across the web, and to limit the number of times an ad is directed to you.

For more information on Google AdSense see the Google AdSense privacy page. You can see on the following page how Google manages the data in its advertising products and make your own choices about how to manage cookies:

In some cases, we may provide you with personalized content based on what you tell us about yourself, directly or indirectly, by linking one or more social media accounts. These types of cookies simply allow us to deliver content to you that we may feel you are interested in.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For them to work social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, will set cookies through our site that can be used to enhance your profile on their site or to contribute data they hold for various purposes described in their respective privacy policies.

More information

Hopefully we've clarified things for you, and as mentioned before, if there's anything you're unsure about whether or not you should leave enabled regarding cookies, it's generally safer to leave enabled. cookies if you want to take advantage of all the features on our site. However, if you are still looking for more information, you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods: