Data, Privacy and Cookie Policy

This page contains our data, privacy and cookie policy.

It also explains your options and how to contact us should you wish to remove personal information from our website or offline records.

You may also contact us to request a copy of all the data we hold about you.

We will require you to provide identification, this is to prevent abuse of our data disclosure and deletion policy. All copies of your identity documents will be destroyed within 24 hours of receipt.

Sensitive Personal Information

We do not request sensitive personal information from our visitors such as racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

We typically redact such information if it’s volunteered to us. If your sensitive personal information is displayed on our site, please contact us and request we remove it.

Personal Information

We collect only a limited amount of personal information from our visitors; ip addresses, screen sizes, devices types and other similar types of information may be recorded so we can display our content correctly.

We may also collect and log details about your device and connection for spam, fraud and security prevention purposes.

We may also request email addresses, names and addresses from our visitors when they contact us via a contact form, email message or comment form.

If you would like us to remove any personal information from our records, please contact us.

We do not sell personal data.

Email Addresses and Marketing Mailing Lists

General public – We do not create, buy or store email lists for the purposes of marketing products or services.

Businesses – We may create and store email lists for the purposes of marketing to business owners that we feel may have a legitimate interest in our content.

You may unsubscribe at any time from our email list and if we have classified you as a business when you are not, please let us know and we will remove you from our email list.

We do not sell email lists and all lists are deleted after 12 months.

Payment Details

We do not require, request or store payment details of any kind.

Cookies

We use cookies for both critical and non-critical purposes:

Critical Cookies

Below is a list of cookies that are critical for our website to function correctly:

From:Purpose:
OpinionstageTo prevent abuse of our polls and questionnaires
ithemes security, other securityLogs details to prevent abuse, hacking and illegal modification of our content.
YouTubeTo store preferences.
Doubleclick, GoogleTo protect our visitors privacy, we only display non-personalised advertising on this website. Cookies are used for capping, fraud and abuse prevention. More information can be found here.
Other Google advertising partnersTo protect our visitors privacy, we only display non-personalised advertising on this website. Cookies are used for capping, fraud and abuse prevention. More information can be found here.
Amazon, Rated People, BarkWe do not place cookies from our affiliate partners on your browser, however they may place a tracking cookie on your browser when you click through to their websites. Under EU rules, you have the option to refuse this cookie prior to entering their site, if you so wish.
Advanced ads,This cookies stores setting so our content, including ads, can be displayed at the correct size for your screen size.
SGCache, other caches,We store copies of our webpages on our server to improve download times. This cookie stores settings on your browser.

Non Critical Cookies

Below is a list of non-critical cookies we use:

FromPurpose:
Google Analytics: _ga, _gat, _gid,Tracking
TwitterTracking
Facebook; fr,Tracking

Delete and Block Unwanted Cookies

To remove and block unwanted tracking cookies, we recommend adjusting your browser settings.

This will affect all websites, including this one and is easier than manually blocking these cookies as you enter each website.

Cookie blocking is quick and easy but the steps required will depend on your browser type. Follow these steps if you use Google Chrome.

Links to Third Party Sites

We provide clickable weblinks to external sites, their content, data, cookie and privacy policies are outside of our control.

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