We are firm believers in privacy on the Internet. We believe that the proliferation of spam (bulk unsolicited email) is killing email as a useful communications medium, and we are saddened by this, as we believe that electronic communication of all forms is the most important business tool invented in the last 50 years, especially for small personal businesses such as ourselves.
We will never sell or give any customer contact information to third parties, carefully selected or otherwise. We believe that companies that do so generally select these third parties carefully in order to maximise their own profit from selling your details, rather than in any way to ensure that the resulting deluge of marketing rubbish is relevant to the customer.
Furthermore, we do not retain any information about your use of this web site. We understand that you are here to gain information from us, and not to give us information. We are sure that, should you want to give us information about yourselves, you will fill in our contact form, and let us know about yourself - and if you do, thank you. If you don't, please come back and visit us again soon. Either way, thank you for viewing our web site.
So that's it, really. No legal jargon, no weasel words, no attempt to grab your personal information and use it to our advantage. We hope this meets with your approval.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Controlling and deleting cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which gives step-by-step guidance on how to control and delete cookies for your browser type. You can then adjust your browser settings to your preferred level of protection. www.allaboutcookies.org is also a useful website.
First Party Cookies
Cookies for managing your current visit
We use a number of cookies to remember your selections or preferences that you've made when looking at the information on this site.
The cookies (CFID and CFTOKEN) described below provide session functionality this is used by/for; member log in, page redirect after member logs in, store member details after logged in and, where relevant, forum details, shopping cart details, store blog details, store content management system edit mode details.
The session cookies only apply if you have logged in to the website as a member.
|CFID||Used to provide transaction support across multiple page requests commonly called a session||Persistent (until user deletes it)||A random generated number||Strictly necessary, minimal intrusion|
|CFTOKEN||Used to provide transaction support across multiple page requests commonly called a session||Persistent (until user deletes it)||A random generated alpha-numeric piece of text||Strictly necessary, minimal intrusion|
Third Party Cookies
We use Google Analytics to better understand how our customers navigate to and through our websites, how long customers spend visiting our content items and how often they return to visit our websites. Google Analytics also helps us track the effectiveness of the money we spend on our digital marketing campaigns. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
|_utma||Google analytics||2 years||A random generated number (Non personal data)||Necessary to improve the user experience, minimal intrusion|
|_utmb||Google analytics||30 minutes||A random generated number (Non personal data)||Necessary to improve the user experience, minimal intrusion|
|_utmc||Google analytics||Session cookie||A random generated number (Non personal data)||Necessary to improve the user experience, minimal intrusion|
|_utmz||Google analytics||6 months||A randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)||Necessary to improve the user experience, minimal intrusion|