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EU Directives re the use of Cookies
A recent EU Directive has come into force and as this website ( is written in the EU region and read by many Internet users in the EU, we have had to comply with the directive and inform you about cookies and how this site uses them. uses cookies purely to help improve user’s experience and to monitor user visits (by monitoring, all we see is which pages are viewed, not who views them).

Some of the reasons cookies are used on

Analytics; used to collect information about how visitors use this site. The information is used to compile reports and to help improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

At no time do cookies on enable any website or organisation to identify you.

Content Management System; This cookie is set by the CMS (content management system) upon arrival to the site. It is not used by for any purpose other than to ensure the website works efficiently. This cookie is deleted when a user closes their browser.

To ‘recognise’ frequent users (and subscribers) so that they do not need to sign in every time they want to participate in discussion.

To see which articles or other content is the most read / viewed so we focus on more of the best content in the future.

To make sure contact forms work efficiently, too.

What are Cookies Anyway?
In the website terminology, cookies are small snippets of plain text (not programs) that are placed in a user’s browser and are read when the user returns to the website.

What do I need to do?
Not a lot, really. The pop-up should only appear on your first visit if your IP address is logged as being within the EU.

If you choose to change your cookie preferences your choice will be remembered for up to one year (using, coincidentally, a Cookie). You need do nothing more. If you do not accept cookies you will still be able to access this website and blog but participation in discussion (if applicable), logging in and out (if applicable) and some aspects of the website will be severely limited / hindered.

Your Overall Privacy
Even with cookies, we never know anything about you other than what your browser has viewed or is currently viewing on the site.

Also, whatever information you share with us via contact forms or quote forms, we will NEVER sell or share your information.

More information about Cookies and the regulations:

ICO info on the New EU Cookie Law (e-Privacy Directive):

The latest PDF about the EU directive can be downloaded from that page.

Cookie Advice for members of the public:

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