What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We use the information we collect to: operate and maintain our website; track and measure advertising on our website; understand how visitors use our website so we can improve our website in the future; and to protect against illegal activity.
We collect some information automatically when you visit our website. This includes an anonymised version of your IP address, operating system, internet browser type, the referring website, and the date/time when you accessed our website. This provides us with basic statistics to inform us about the functioning of our website. To help us keep our site secure, a full IP address is logged if a visitor attempts to log-in to our website.
We also work with a limited number of third-party service providers to deliver analytics and marketing services on our website. These may collect information from visitors to our website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their own privacy policies. Please see the sections below for further information.
Comments and social media
Currently, we do not allow comments or ratings on our website, and so we do not collect information submitted by visitors in this way. We prefer to interact with our visitors via social media. If you visit one of our social media pages (e.g. Instagram), your interactions with us are governed by the submission policies and privacy policies of those social media sites.
Cookies are small pieces of data stored in text files, which are stored on your device when you load a website. They are normally used to store your preferences on a website for a single visit (session cookie) or repeated visits (persistent cookie), enabling functions like allowing you to remain logged in to a website. Cookies can be set by the website you are visiting (first party cookies) or by partners serving advertising or analytics services on the website (third party cookies). Some cookies may be set by a website when a page is loaded or when a visitor takes a particular action (e.g. ‘liking’ a particular post).
Essential: To help us protect our website against unauthorised activity, a cookie may be set if a visitor attempts to log-in to our website.
Preferences: A cookie is set when you indicate your preferences using the cookie consent banner at the bottom of our our website. These cookies store your settings for the next time you visit our website, but do not store personal information.
Analytics and Marketing: We use services from third-party suppliers, which set cookies. These allow us to analyse and report on how visitors use our website, and enable us to display advertisements on our website to help us generate income. Please see further information below under the headings Analytics and Marketing.
We use a third-party service provider, Google Analytics, to analyse and report on how visitors use our website. The information collected includes details of traffic to our website and visitor behaviour on our website. This information is anonymous and cannot be used to identify you personally.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. It is possible to opt out of analytic tracking by using a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).
In the future we may use affiliate marketing to help generate sale commissions to help us maintain our website. This is done by embedding tracking links into our site, for example if we were to recommend a particular product and provide a link to a webpage where you could buy that product. If you click on one of these links, a cookie will be placed n your browser which tracks sales, so that we can be credited with sales commissions.
How you can control cookies
You may wish to restrict how cookies are used on our website or on other websites, or you may wish to prevent all cookies from being set. Most internet browsers allow you to control how cookies are set. The settings can usually be found in the ‘Settings’, ‘Preferences’ or ‘Options’ section of your browser. Check the following pages for browser-specific instructions: Internet Explorer; Edge; Firefox; Chrome; Safari for Mac and iOS.
Google provides a number of tools to control its cookies (i.e. for Google Analytics and Google Adsense):
- It is possible to opt out of Google Analytics tracking by using a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout)
- You can control ad settings on the Google Ads Settings page here: https://www.google.com/settings/ads. Google Safety Centre also has a tool you can use to control the ads you see on Google and control the data used for serving ads to you: https://safety.google.com.
You can use the privacy tab at the bottom of this page to change your consent preferences for the non-necessary cookies on our website (i.e. Google Analytics)..
What rights you have over your data
You can request to receive information on personal data we hold about you. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this website, you signify your acceptance of this policy. Your continued use of this website following changes to the policy will also be deemed your acceptance of those changes. You can use the information above to opt-out of non-necessary cookies.
Last updated: 12 May 2020