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The EU's Privacy and Communications Directive came into force on 26 May 2012. This requires us to tell you how our website uses cookies, and to ask for your consent to use them. Cookies are text files that help organise and store browsing information.

Our use of cookies:

We use StatCounter, a web analytics service, to track visitor activity on our websites. These stats help us to understand how people are interacting with our website, which in turn helps us to develop it in a way which is useful to our visitors. The information collected is non-personal statistical information such as pages visited on the site, the duration of individual page views, paths taken by visitors through the site, data on visitors' screen settings.

When you visit our website, a StatCounter analytics cookie (called "is_unique") may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site. No personal information is stored in the cookie.

If you access our members only area and choose 'remember me' when you login, another cookie will be set to allow your login details to be stored. If you tick the 'remember me' box you are giving permission for this cookie to be used.

We also sometimes embed links or content from other websites, like Google or Amazon. These are clearly identified, but as a result you may be presented with cookies from these other sites. We cannot control the dissemination or operation of these cookies and you should check with the third party websites for more information.

Choosing not to accept cookies:

If you choose not to accept cookies, this may impact or reduce the functionality of some areas of our website.

You can find out more about StatCounter, and set your browser to refuse their cookies by clicking this link:

Google ads on our pages use the 'DART' cookie which enables Google and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet. You can opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting

Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page;

.To refuse cookies set by other third parties you will need to visit their site.

If you prefer not to deal with cookies on a 'site by site' basis you can use your browser to control which cookies you accept. will advise you if you do not know how to do this.

If you want to ask any questions about our use of cookies, please contact us.