Cookie Policy

Cookie Use

By continuing to use our website, after having been informed about the cookies, you are indicating to us that you consent to the use of cookies as set out in this policy.

Cookie Policy uses cookies.

We want to be open about our use of cookies on

As required by the UK interpretation of EU law on Cookies, we have reviewed the
cookies used by our service and give advice so that you can manage the use of

A cookie consists of a piece of text sent by a web server to your web browser, which is
then stored by your browser. The information is then sent back to our web server each
time your browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to
identify individual web browsers. It does not contain personally identifiable information
such as your name or other personal details – but may enable us to identify and profile
your activities if you are logged in to our site.

When you can access our free blog posts, a cookie is placed on your computer by our
content management system (CMS) WordPress, which uses a session cookie. This
temporary cookie is not used for tracking purposes; it’s an essential, “strictly necessary”
part of providing content to you through our CMS.

We also use other web services provided by other companies to improve the experience
for users of and to help us review how we improve our service for
users and commercially.


Universal Analytics – Google

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website and
WordPress blog. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the
website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of
visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the
pages they visited.

Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data


YouTube Cookies

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced
mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube
video player, but YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information for
playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

PREF – * Expires after eight months
VSC – * expires at the end of your session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE – *expires after eight months
remote_sid – * expires at the end of your session


How do I block cookies from these services?

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject
just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by
clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using
the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the
usability of many websites, including this one.

If you want to manage privacy we recommend you install Ghostery which gives you a
chance to learn more about each service it identifies on a site and block their cookies or
Scripts. It gives information on how they describe themselves and a link to their privacy


How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set,
visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
• Google Chrome
• Microsoft Edge
• Mozilla Firefox
• Microsoft Internet Explorer
• Opera
• Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites,