Our Cookie Policy

This is NOT another cookie-cutter Cookie policy

Our website uses cookies to provide you – dear user – with the best experience we can.

WTF are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

What do you do with them?

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • 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

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

How to accept or reject our cookie-ness

If the settings on your browser accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this.

Want to remove or not use cookies from our site? Learn how to do this below, but be warned, doing so may mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

The cookies we use

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes Google functionality the following which use cookies: Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions, such as Google Maps.

So you can easily ‘Like’ or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. 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.

We regularly test new designs or site features on our site. We do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously monitoring how our site visitors respond to these different versions. Ultimately this helps us to offer you a better website.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend. We use Google Analytics. If you are anti-Google you can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics (we’d prefer you didn’t though as this data is seriously helpful to us in improving our website)

Remarketing Cookies

You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, which may on occasion include us, pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and so called ‘remarketing cookies’. We might use these to show you new blog posts or competitions we’re running to encourage you to come back to our site. We are not proactively reaching out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies anytime. as explained above.

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 our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that you 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.

Thanks to Attacat Internet Marketing for their help in wording this policy, and also to Hayley Bouchard for her cookie monster cookies, which almost makes up for the hassle of this whole cookie policy shenanigans.