What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are put on your computer by websites as you surf them. These cookies can store lots of information which can have privacy implications. They can be removed at any time by ‘clearing out cookies’ through your browser – pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete may work in many cases. We like to think all the cookies used on this site are fairly innocuous but that’s for you to judge.
What are the cookies we use?
Anonymous tracking software
We use Google Analytics (just like just about everybody else), a service provided by Google. They gather anonymous data of how people are using this site and then provide us with visitor statistics, details of page views etc. It’s like an online version of CCTV but one that automatically blurs your face so we can see what people have done, but not who. If you are anti-Google you can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout, although we find the statistics really useful when planning our site.
We also store cookies through WordPress which is the Content Management System we used to build this site. The cookies are used to highlight problems with the site in terms of missing pages or errors. Again, all data is anonymous and we only ever look at this data if something has gone wrong with our site. To date, nothing has done wrong, but it’s useful to know it’s there in case anything ever does.
You can remove any cookies we have already put on your machine within your browser settings – pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete may work in many cases.