Cookies in use on our site(s) and how they benefit you

Our websites use cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

    • When we refer to “our sites” or “our websites” we are specifically referring to and

Our cookies help us:

      • Make our websites work as you’d expect
      • keep you logged in to secure areas of our sites
      • Remember your settings during and between visits
      • Improve the speed/security of the sites
      • Continuously improve our websites for you

We do not use cookies to:

      • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
      • Pass data to advertising networks
      • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

We do not collect any sensitive information on our websites.

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view our websites (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our websites, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our sites you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our sites will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

We use cookies to make our websites work including:

      • Determining if you are logged in or not
      • Remembering your search settings

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our sites.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our websites, 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 sites, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our websites. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached our sites (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to develop our services for you.

We use: Google Analytics

The expiration date of cookies varies depending on the actual type of cookie.

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 your 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.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.