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Cookie Policy

Our site, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help us support your visit.

What are ‘cookies’?

‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by your browser (for example, FireFox or Google Chrome) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow our web site to store things like whether your are logged in (so that you can post to blogs) and whether you have already agreed to cookies (so that you don’t see the pop-up about cookies every time you visit the site).

Your browser will have a settings that disables cookies. If you select it, many web sites (including ours) will not work effectively. To find out more about cookies, and how to manage them see All About Cookies.

WordPress cookies

Our web site (like more than 70 million other web sites) is built on WordPress, a free technology that can include components contributed or sold by third parties (as ours does). WordPress and some add-on components require cookies in order to function correctly.

If you want to post on our blogs, you will need to register for the site. WordPress will store your user name, email address and password on our database, and cookies for your session when you are logged in.

WordPress will also store three cookies – your name, email and web site address (if you have provided one) – that will expire after a year. WordPress says “This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment.”

You do not need to register to browse the site. WordPress and and its add-ins will store anonymous cookies on your computer or phone

See this WordPress article for more information about WordPress Cookies.

Marketing Cookies

We do not accept advertising and are not involved with any affiliate marketing programs. You will not be tracked for commercial promotions.

Indirect setting of cookies

When you leave our web site – for example, to visit an external link or an event’s web page – the organization that owns the site may set its own cookies on your computer or phone. Our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organization access cookies we (and WordPress) use on our website.

If you share a post using a button for a social network such as Facebook, the social network will record that you have done this.

If this page does not provide the information you were looking for, or you have any further questions about our use of cookies, please email us.

page updated 10 February 2015