Privacy Policy

Cookies in use on this website

Cookies are very small text files that are placed on your computer (or mobile device) when you browse a website.  We use 1st party cookies to provide you with an enhanced browsing experience, allowing us to provide essential functionality such as:

- Remembering your membership access
- Remembering details of your forum login
- Remembering your shopping basket

We do not use cookies to:

- Anonymously collect any personally identifiable information 
- Collect any sensitive information
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions

Granting us permission to use cookies

A permission bar will appear on our website when you first visit, advising you that cookies are used on this website. In order to continue to browse the website as normal, simply click on the 'Continue' link to give your consent. Should you choose not to give your consent, this permission bar will remain until you have and some functionality of the website may be adversely affected. Further information on the cookies we use can be found below.

3rd party Cookies for anonymous visitor statistics

We use cookies to review anonymous visitor statistics, such as how many people have visited our website and what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows). This helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies, or how long visitors spend on the site and what pages they look at etc. This allows us to continuously improve our website for its users. The analytics program also tells us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before. For this we make use of Google Analytics

Google Analytics' program's privacy policy can be read here.

Turning Cookies Off

Cookies are a wide-spread technology and standard part of most modern websites. As such, a large proportion of the world's websites will use cookies to enhance your browsing experience.

Whatever Browser you are using to access the Internet (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera etc.) you can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your Browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will often limit the functionality of the websites you visit, and will prevent you completing the checkout process and accessing many features of this website.

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware", which we do not use.  However, rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that a reputable anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. An Internet search for "anti spyware" will provide some options.