What are cookies?

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How are cookies used on this site?

  1. Session id: A session ID is stored in a cookie and this is required for authentication, preference tracking, and other necessary functions to fully engage with this website. This session id is necessary to validate the email form on this site and activate the captcha verification which prevents the form being used by spammers to send out spam emails.
  2. Google Adsense/DoubleClick: We publish Google AdSense advertisements on this website. This may include interest based adverts tailored by Google to reflect your interests. Google and its ad technology providers use cookies whilst displaying adverts. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative's multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-ins available at: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996.
  3. Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect statisical information about the use of this web site. To track your activity Google uses cookies in an anonymous form to record the number of visitors to this website, the pages viewed and where visitors have come from. For more information about the information gathered using Google Analytics please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
  4. Cookie Consent: On arrival at this site a pop-up bar notifies you of the use of cookies by this site. If you accept the use of cookies this action is stored within a cookie and you will not continue to be notified on subsequent pages or visits.

Declining Cookies

You can decline the use of cookies but as this action cannot be stored within a cookie you will be prompted to accept or decline the use of cookies on subsequent pages and visits. Additionally some features of this site be not display or function.