Cookie Policy

COOKIES AND HOW THEY BENEFIT YOU

As almost all websites do, our website uses cookies to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect

  • Remember your settings during and between visits

  • Improve the speed/security of the site

  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook

  • Continuously improve our website for you

  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)

  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)

  • Pass data to advertising networks

  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below and also find a list of the plugins and applications used on this blog here

GRANTING PERMISSION TO USE COOKIES

If the settings in your browser are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are okay with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site, you can learn how to do this below. However, doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as expected. The banner you see when you first open this website informs you about the use of cookies on this website, and by browsing and continuing to use this website, it means that you are okay with it.

HOW WE USE OUR COOKIES

We use cookies to make our website work, including remembering your search settings and allowing you to add comments to our site. There is no way to prevent these cookies other than not to use our site.

THIRD-PARTY FUNCTIONS

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A typical example is an embedded YouTube video. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

SOCIAL WEBSITE COOKIES

So you can quickly like or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter, we have included sharing buttons on our site. The privacy implications of this will vary from social network to social network and will depend on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

ANONYMOUS VISITOR STATISTICS COOKIES

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics, such as the number of visitors to our website, the type of technology they are using (e.g., Mac or Windows), and so on. This helps identify when our site is not working as it should for particular technologies, how long visitors spend on the site, what pages they view, and so on. These programs also tell us how people reached this site (e.g., from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.

TURNING COOKIES OFF

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of most modern websites. The help feature in most browsers provides the method for disabling cookies, but About Cookies.Org provides extensive information on managing cookies in most browsers.