Cookie and privacy policy

Information tracking

We track, and keep for our reference, logs that show the general movement of visitors around the site, including how they found us and how long they spent here. We do this so that we can discover ways of improving the site – for example, making it easier to navigate or providing more of the type of things that people like to read. We do not have the capability to track an identifiable individual visitor, and we don’t collect any details about visitors that could tell us who they are – we record their IP address, but no more than this. In particular, we do not collect or keep email addresses from general users.

As operators of this site, we have not personally created any cookies of our own and our users are asked to explicitly consent to the use of cookies in line with the relevant EU privacy directive. However, some of the statistics packages we use to run the site may install their own cookies to carry out their work. Any expanded use of cookies will be disclosed in updates to this page.

Use of information

Information supplied by you, for example in the joining process or the contact form, will be used for the purpose you supplied it and no other. We do not ever share or sell your information. We hate spammers, and will never do anything to help them. We will also store any personal information with due regard to its security and confidentiality, for example storing lists of email addresses offline where they will not be vulnerable to hacking attempts.

Changes in this policy

From time to time, we may use user information for new reasons not previously disclosed in this notice. Should that happen, we will update this page to tell you what is happening.

Google Analytics

We make use of Google’s free analytics service to help us manage this site. A condition of use is that we display a statement about how it works on our site. So here it is:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (”Google”). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.