Privacy and cookies policy

This website uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your computer to help the website provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.

How we use cookies

Purpose Cookie name Details
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc & __utmz These cookies are placed by Google Analytics to collect statistical data on how visitors are using our website. They track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. They automatically expire either immediately or after between 30 minutes to 2 years.
Google Maps test_cookie If you visit our Contact page then Google will place a cookie when the Google map is displayed. This automatically expires after 1 day.
WordPress comments comment_author_[x], comment_author_email_[x] & comment_author_url_[x] WordPress (the software used to power this website) will use these if you leave a comment on our blog posts. This is for your convenience, so you won’t need to re-type your name and email address again when you want to leave another comment – we won’t do anything with the information collected. The cookies expire after just under 1 year.
Affiliate links Various We occasionally include affiliate links in our blog. If you click on a link to a particular product then a cookie will be placed to tell the affiliate company that you found the product via our website. If you go on to make a purchase then this will allow us to receive affiliate commission.Please note that we only occasionally use affiliate links. All our recommendations are 100% genuine and we only become affiliates for companies we have already tried, tested and are happy to recommend.

Disabling cookies

You can prevent cookies from being set by changing your web browser settings – see your browser’s Help pages for instructions or take a look at the All About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers. Please bear in mind that disabling cookies will affect the way in which this website works, as well as many other websites that you visit. Although a few websites use cookies for unethical reasons, most cookies are helpful. We recommend that you leave cookies switched on if you are unsure.

It is also possible to opt out of specific types of cookies by using the following links (please note that we don’t use all of these types of cookies, but we hope these links will help you with other websites you visit too):

All About Cookies provides more information on how to reject cookies, and the Network Advertising Initiative advises on declining other online behavioural advertising.

More information

If you would like more information about how we use cookies then please feel free to contact us.