What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small data file that is sent from a website and stored on a user’s computer. When that user browsers the same website again in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to assist in the users experience on the website or to provide data to site owners on the users interactions with the site (known as analytics). Cookies are created not just by the website the user is browsing but also by other websites that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the ads appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page. Cookies cannot read data of your computer’s hard drive and do not damage your computer.

What is a browser?

A browser is an application that allows you to surf the internet. The most common browsers are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.

Use of Cookies on this website

This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users without their permission.
The table below explains the cookies that are used on this website and why.

Name Description More Information
_utma_utmb_utmc_utmz These cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site, using a service provided by Google Analytics. These cookies are set only after the visitor has given consent to us to use cookies. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
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We use Google maps on our Contact Us page to provide detailed information on how to locate our offices. We use Google’s interactive maps becasue we believe they provide a helpful way for our visitors to identify how best to travel to us. We use the Google maps tools on the basis that Googleadheres to its privay policy. These cookies are automatically set on accessing our Map Page Click her to see Googles privacy policy  
PHPSESSID This cookie is essential for functions such as forms that depend on visiting pages or taking actions in a particular sequence. This is an essential cookie to the operation of our site and is set automatically when a visitor completes an online form More information is available athttp://www.php.net
civicAllowCookiescivicShowCookieIcon When a visitor clicks “I’m happy with this” on the Cookie Control user inferface, a cookie is set in order to remember their preference. These cookies are set only after the visitor has given consent to us to use cookies. Click here for more information

Stopping or Deleting Cookies

Most browsers are secure and offer quick and easy ways to delete information like cookies.
If you want to stop all of our cookies from being set or those of other websites this can be done by modifying the settings on your browser by visiting www.aboutcookies.org, selecting the name of your browser and following the instructions on controlling cookies.

If you do choose not to receive cookies at any time, the website may not function properly and certain services may not be provided, spoiling your experience of the website.

Email and Contact Information

If you sign up to our newsletter or send us your details through the contact us form, we may use this information to contact you.

We will not pass on your details to any other party unless for the purpose of answering your query.

All your personal details are held securely and in the strictest of confidence. We are committed to protecting your privacy.

We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998)

Auditing our Website

On a quarterly basis, we conduct an audit of all cookies being used across the website. This was carried out last on the 13 June 2012.

Links to other websites

This privacy policy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites.

Please note that our on-line shop does link to PayPal and due to the nature of how shopping baskets work PayPal do use cookies on visitors computers. Please read their Privacy Policy by clicking here.

Please also read the privacy Policy statements on the other websites you visit

Changes to this privacy notice

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. This privacy notice was last updated on 13 June 2012.