What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify you as you view different pages on our website.

Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you based on usage and behaviour.

How we use cookies

We may use cookies to:

  • Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package.
  • Test content on our website.
  • Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
  • To recognise when you return to our website. We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.
  • Personalisation of ads, and cookies may be used for personalised and non-personalised advertising.

Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

Third party cookies

We use third party cookies to help us understand how customers are interacting with our website so that we can improve their experience, such as Google Analytics.

For more info on how Google will use your personal data, please view Google’s Privacy and Terms.

We also utilise third party advertising and social platforms to enable us to better target our adverts for when you’re browsing other websites on the internet. The advertising platform we use iis Google AdSense and we link social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. As well as our podcast host, Podbean.

Cookie expiration

Cookies will be automatically removed from your computer when they reach their ‘expiration date’. When a cookie is set, it is given an expiration date – this is the date that your browser will automatically remove it from your computer.

When you revisit a website, the expiration date can be updated to maintain the cookie.

Controlling cookies

If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies.

However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.

To learn more about cookies and how they are used, visit All About Cookies.