Last updated: May 16, 2019
What Are Cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. A computer asks permission for a cookie file to be stored in your computer’s web browser and receive information from it. Cookies can be used for many different functions including auto-filling contact and signup forms, counting visitors, storing shopping basket items, personalising content, targeting advertising, recording user preferences and for authentication and security. All of these allow a website you visit to recognise you in some form and make your next visit easier and more useful to you.
Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
For more information on cookies and similar technologies you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
When you use and access our Website, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
To enable certain functions of our Website
To provide analytics
To store your preferences
We use both session and persistent cookies on our Website and we use different types of 1st and 3rd-party cookies to run our Website:
Essential/FUNCTIONAL or Strictly Necessary cookies
Performance and Analytics cookies
We use performance and analytics cookies to track information about how our Website is used, which pages are most visited, traffic sources and other website management, so that we can make improvements. We may also use analytics cookies to test new advertisements, pages, features or new functionality of our Website to see how our users react to them.
What Cookies Do We Use?
Squarespace (essential and non-essential cookies)
For information about viewing the cookies dropped on your device, visit About the cookies Squarespace uses.
These functional and required cookies are always used, which allow Squarespace, our hosting platform, to securely serve this website to you.
These analytics and performance cookies are used on this site, as described below, only when you acknowledge our cookie banner. We use analytics cookies to view site traffic, activity, and other data.
Our site is configured to disable Squarespace analytics and performance cookies unless you click on ‘Accept Cookies’ on the Cookie Notice.
Google Recaptcha (essential)
We use Google reCAPTCHA on our contact forms, which is a tool that distinguishes humans from spambots. It prompts visitors to check a box verifying that they’re not a robot, and sometimes asks visitors to complete another task, like identify a string of letters. Most spambots can’t do this, but your human visitors should have no trouble.
Google Analytics with Anonymized Ip (non-essential)
We use Google Analytics with Anonymized IP tracking cookies to view information on new and returning visitors to our Website, like where our users are based, what pages are most popular, and which pages need improvement — all in an effort to evaluate our overall website performance and interest level to make it better suited to our audience.
Our site is configured to disable BOTH Squarespace analytics and performance cookies AND Google Analytics cookies until you click on ‘Accept Cookies’ on the Cookie Notice.
For more information on how Google Analytics uses your information, please visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en-GB&gl=uk
You can opt out and prevent Google Analytics from using your information across this Website and all websites by installing their browser plugin here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
What Happens If I Don’t Want To Accept Your Cookies?
If you don’t wish to accept our cookies you can still continue to use our website but it means we won’t be able to use your visit to help us improve your experience.
It also means the cookie notice will continue to be visible as it takes a cookie to remember that you don’t want to accept cookies.
How Do I Block or Delete Cookies?
For any other web browser, please visit your web browser's official web pages.
Where Can You Find More Information About Cookies
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/
Information Commissioner’s Office: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/