What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, e.g. remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.
New EU Regulations, effective from 26th May 2011, require websites to give users an informed choice about how to handle cookies.
Software and hosting of websites developed on Google Sites
This website is hosted by, and use software provided by, Google.
The Google software is provided as a package and for free, and so we are limited in the extent to which we can add to or modify the functions of those sites. This includes, at the moment, having no ability to add opt in/opt out facilities for blocking cookies.
Collection of data
This website does not collect or store any personal information, except where anybody may fill in any contact form, or use in-built features such as Comment boxes or Like and Share buttons, to communicate with the website owner. Data supplied on any contact form is not stored in any other retrieval system and will never be sold or passed to third parties or used for marketing purposes, without further consent, but is used purely to maintain communication with the person who initiated the enquiry.
This website is linked to Google Analytics, which provides summary data about visitors. This data is presented as statistics and no individual can be identified, nor can data be analysed to create profiles of individuals. Google Analytics uses three cookies to track which pages are accessed.
This data is very useful for establishing the volume of people using the site and the type of content people are most interested in. It allows us to tailor website content to best serve our clients' customers.
Google Sites software does not enable the site owner to provide users with opt in/opt out facilities or to block data being used by Google Analytics at an individual level. You can, however, download a browser add-on from Google which will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about the websites and pages you visit.
Links to external websites
This website may contain links to external websites and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. No personal data is passed to those websites if you follow a link. We will never add links which are knowingly unsafe or malicious, however you should always check the cookies and privacy policies of external sites if you have any concerns. We cannot be responsible for external content or sites. If you have any concerns, there are some useful links at the bottom of this page which may help to answer your questions.
Use of this website indicates your consent to the collection and use of information as described in this policy.
Internet browser cookies —what they are and how to manage them (ico.gov.uk)
Google policies and principles. As well as Google branded products, Google also owns YouTube.
Allaboutcookies.org | Allaboutcookies.org.uk
Aboutcookies.org. Includes information on how to remove cookies from your browser.
Your own browser(s). Browsers usually include information under the Help section about allowing and blocking cookies, and private or 'incognito' browsing. See also the link to the ico.gov.uk page.