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Cookies & Privacy Policy

How and why we use cookies

We use cookies on this website to track usage data and to improve your experience as a user. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Below is information on the cookies this website uses

After this section you will find instructions on removing cookies for all major web and mobile browsers so that you can find out about how to manage your cookies.

WordPress

Type
Persistent
Duration
1 Year
Description
WordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses cookies when logging in and out and for remembering some of your settings. They are essential for proper website operation. They are only set if you are a registered user, so for most people it is not set at all. User data is all anonymous.

Blog/Post Comments

Type
Persistent
Duration
1 Year
Description
If you leave a comment on the website e.g. on a page, article or blog post, then a cookie may be stored to ‘remember’ your email address for the next time you post (should you choose the “remember me” option).

Cookies Policy

Type
Persistent
Duration
1 Year
Description
In the header of each web page on this site you will see a message alerting you of our privacy and cookie policy. If you’ve seen this message once, you probably won’t want to see it again. We use a cookie to remember this setting. User data is all anonymous.

Google Analytics

Type
Persistent
Duration
1 Year (_ga cookie) and 10 minutes (_gat cookie)
Description
To understand how people use our site, and to discover areas on our site with issues, we use Google Analytics. Most websites use some sort of analytics program like this. The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit our site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, and so on. All data collected is completely anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual in any way.

Browser specific instructions to block and remove cookies

Internet Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
Firefox
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
Google Chrome
http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Opera
http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
Safari
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=32467
Safari iOS
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
Android
http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022
Blackberry
Turn off cookies in the browser
Windows Phone
Changing privacy and other browser settings