When visiting this web site, the only information we collect about you is very generic – and cannot be used to personally identify you.
Broadly, this information includes: the domain or ISP you used to visit the site (for example, Virgin, Tiscali etc.)
- the date and time you visited
- the page(s) that you visited (let’s us know what’s popular – or not)
- the page you left the site from (if everybody leaves at the same page, it suggests we should take a look at that page!)
However, if you do provide us with any personal information (by emailing us etc), we reserve the right to store this information for reference purposes. How will we use this information? To reply to your enquiry is usually as far as it goes. We may also use this information to send you any information you request – such as newsletters etc. Please be assured though, we will not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required by law.
To make this site simpler and easier to use, we may place small data files on your computer, known as cookies. This is common practice and most large sites do this.
Cookies improve your experience by:
- Remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
- Remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
- Measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.
Our website cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.
Our caching software uses a cookie to ensure we deliver the correctly personalised page to you, where appropriate.
w3tc_referrer When you close your browser
Va_dob One week
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure the site is meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we can make it work better.
Google Analytics stores information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
_utma 2 years
_utmb 30 minutes after your visit
_utmc when you close your browser
_utmx 2 years
_utmxx 2 years
_utmz 6 months