Website Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

(1) What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website, such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views;

(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website;

(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;

[(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;

[(e) any other information that you choose to send to us.

(2) Cookies
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies to administrate this website.
Session cookies will be deleted from a computer browser cache when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies will remain stored on a computer browser cache until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
For more information on browser settings, please refer to the user manual for the browser that you are using.

Third Party Cookies.
Nid and Pref Cookies.
These cookies are set by browsers and this website has no control over them.

Google Maps
Google’s NID and PREF cookies are third party cookies and this website has no control over them.
Google Maps are served directly from Google servers to your browser.
Please refer to Google Terms of service for more information. The link is displayed on the map.

Twitter serves a third party cookie called guest_id. This cookie is used by twitter when linking from this website to the twitter website to define if you are visiting twitter as a guest or are currently logged in as a twitter user.

PayPal serves third party cookies used for implementing a secure online environment.

Third Party Cookies and Your Browser Setup.
Many browsers allow the user to disable the downloading of third party cookies.
Please refer to your browsers user manual for more information.

Links to third party websites. is not responsible for the cookies served by third party websites that are linked to from
Please refer to the terms and conditions and privacy policies of third party websites when you browse to them via a link.

Cookies that are served by

Public Cookies.
Cookies served for making a public comment.
1] comment_author_
2] comment_author_email_
3] comment_author_url_
The comment cookies 1,2,3 are served when a public user submits a public comment on a news page article.
The data in the cookie is used to remember your comment details and to save the user from having to re-enter their details when making another comment. The comment cookies have no other function.

Administration Cookies.
Administration cookies served by
Session cookies that are required for the function and secure operation of this website.

Analytical cookies.
Cookies served by for analytical administration:

Name Description Expiration
__utma This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to this site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. 2 years from set/update.
__utmb This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with this site. When a user views a page on this site, the Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on this site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on this site for longer than 30 minutes. 30 minutes from set/update.
__utmc This cookie is no longer used by the ga.js tracking code to determine session status. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. Not set.
__utmz This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach this site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within this site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site. 6 months from set/update.
__utmv The __utmv cookie passes the information provided via the_setVar() method, which is used to create a custom user segment. This string is then passed to the Analytics servers in the GIF request URL via the utmcc parameter. 2 years from set/update.
__utmx This cookie is used by Website Optimizer and only set when the Website Optimizer tracking code is installed. When the optimizer script executes, this cookie stores the variation a visitor is assigned to for each experiment, so the visitor has a consistent experience on this site. 2 years from set/update

(3) Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;

(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(h) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications to be sent by emailing us at;

(i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;

(j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

(4) Other disclosures

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may disclose information about you:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and

(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(5) International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

If you are in the European Union, information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States, Japan, and OTHER COUNTRIES) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Union. You expressly agree to such transfers.

(6) Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our servers.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.

(7) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

(8) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00).

You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email (to at any time.

(9) Third party websites and advertising

(a)The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices
of third party websites.

(b)We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may
use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to
this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you
would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information
used by these companies, go to

(10) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(11) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to