Details about the construction of this webpage

The EU Cookie directive requires all websites hosted in the EU to declare their cookie usage on each page that uses them. This area contains information about how cookies are used, and also information about how other systems are used in the construction of this web page.

Cookie Usage

The content using Cookies on this page is:
  • 'Google Analytics' * may be using Analytical cookies.
*May be using cookies - since this content is hosted by a third party, we can not give details on their cookie usage.
For more information about Cookies on this site please visit the Cookie and Privacy Page
Note: This cookie usage is specific to the current page, other pages on this site may be using cookies for other purposes.

JavaScript Usage

This page also relies on JavaScript to create the interactive content on this page. If JavaScript is disabled, a plain non-interactive page will be available.

HTML Usage

This page is natively HTML 4.01 Transitional, but uses some HTML5 and CSS3 elements to enhance the experience on browsers that support them. Browsers that can not support the features should still provide the content, but may lack some styles and effects newer browsers can offer.


There is an automatic failsafe that renders a plain HTML page if JavaScript is disabled, or if the page takes longer than a few seconds to render. If an issue occurs and you are unable to get a page to view, please contact the web master.
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The EU Privacy Directive

As of 26th May 2012 it is required that any website hosted in the UK must inform their visitors of any Cookie usage they are using.
This is primarily to help inform users of how they may be tracked online.
Cookies have been used on websites for well over a decade.
Please read on for information about Cookies.

What are Cookies

When a computer visits a webpage, it requests the page from the website. From a user perspective they are browsing multiple pages on a website, but to the website it is just random page requests. The website does not know who is browsing.
In some cases, a website needs to understand your experience better, it needs to know that a page it is delivering is going to a user it has seen before. If for example you log in to a website, in order to remember you are logged in, it needs to know who you are.
In order for a website to know that the user that requested a page 2 minutes ago, is the same user as the one currently requesting a page, a cookie is used.
A cookie is a very very small file, (you could fit around 100,000,000 on a DVD) and is usually just a reference number. The website asks your browser to look after this cookie on your computer, and to send it back with any subsequent page requests. The website can then understand that the person visiting has been before, and who they were.
Cookies are the only realistic method of doing this, and for this reason are used on almost every website, the bigger the website, the more likely it is to use them.

Are Cookies Legal?

Yes, Cookies are 100% legal providing the user is informed that they are in use. Hence the banner at the top of each page that uses cookies.
Cookies are supported by all of the major browsers, and are used by almost all websites.

If Cookies are legal, why are they being targetted?

Unfortunately, since Cookies track your actions on a website, the website knows information about what sort of things you like. That information can be sold to advertisers, who can then advertise things to you to get your attention.
It is almost impossible to detect if a website is selling this information, the only thing that can be detected is the use of Cookies.

How are the details of my use of this website being used?

At the top of the website it will tell you what cookies are being used on the specific page you are visiting.
First Party Cookies: These are used to enable the core functionality of the page to work.
Third Part Cookies: These are used to get third party content (possibly something like a video) working correctly.
Analytical Cookies: These are used to track anonymous flow through the website, to analyse which pages are viewed most often. These details are anonymous and are not traced back to an individual.

I want to use this website and not have Cookies

You can disable cookies in your browser, but please be aware that doing so will most likely prevent you from accessing many other websites. Unfortunately whilst cookies can be abused, they are a fundamental part of most websites.
By using the website you are accepting the cookies.

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