Cookie Policy

You may encounter links to external websites when using our website, this policy does not cover these websites and we encourage you to view each website’s cookie policy.

What are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all modern websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use that information and why we sometimes need to store these cookies.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies...

Disabling Cookies

Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). As disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site, it is recommended that you leave on all cookies. If you are not sure whether you need them it is safer to leave them on, in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

The Cookies we use

These cookies are used by the website:

Cookie Domain Description
_ga This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gid This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
_gat This cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites in an anonymous form.
fr This cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisements to users and measure and improve those advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of users across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.
_fbp This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver our advertisements when users are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.
wpSGCacheBypass This cookie is used for local caching purposes to improve loading time of the website.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter during the use of this website.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the internet for helping website owners better understand how you use the website and discover ways that we can improve your experience.

These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit.  This helps our website to continue to produce engaging & personalised content.

We also use Google Analytics Demographic (see more details here) and Interest reports and Advertising Features (see more details here).  These cookies allow us to provide out website visitors with anonymised & aggregated data about visitors to our website and to allow us to provide relevant targeted advertising to visitors on our website.

If you would prefer to prevent Google Analytics collecting data in this way, Google have developed an opt-out browser add-on (see more details here).  You can also learn more about the opt-out and how to properly install the browser add-on here.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Members Area

The members area is hosted by an external company, Sercle. Their cookie policy can be viewed For information about cookies used on the members area please contact Sercle on 0141 420 1010

More Information

If there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us by email:

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