Cookie Statement

    About cookies and how they benefit you

    Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

    Our cookies help us:

    • Make our website work as you’d expect
    • Remember your settings during and between visits
    • Improve the speed/security of the site
    • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
    • Personalise our site to you to help you get what you need faster
    • Continuously improve our website for you
    • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

    We do not use cookies to:

    • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
    • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
    • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

    You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

    What are cookies?

    A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

    Granting us permission to use cookies

    If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

    More about our Cookies

    Website Function Cookies

    Our own cookies

    We use cookies to make our website work including:

    • Remembering your search settings
    • Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
    • Allowing you to add comments to our site
    • Tailoring content to your needs
    • Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g. you declined to use our app or take our survey)

    There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

    Third party functions

    Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

    • Videos (powered by YouTube and Vimeo)
    • Presentation Slides (powered by SlideShare)
    • Google Maps
    • Other embedded content

    Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

    Social website cookies

    So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. Cookies are set by:

    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Google Plus
    • Pinterest

    The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

    Site improvement cookies

    We regularly test new designs or site features on our site. We do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously monitoring how our site visitors respond to these different versions. Ultimately this helps us to offer you a better website. We use Google Optimize software to do this (privacy policy) (opt-out).

    Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

    We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

    We use Google Analytics – If you are anti-Google you can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics (we’d prefer you didn’t though as this data is seriously helpful to us in improving our website)

    Affiliate Cookies

    We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

    We use:

    • Webgains
    • Tradedoubler
    • Paddle
    • VigLink
    • Flex Offers
    • ShareASale
    • LinkConnector
    • Topaz Labs
    • zZounds
    • Amazon
    • Comission Junction
    • On1 Inc.
    • Rakuten Marketing
    • ACD Systems

    Remarketing cookies

    You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called “remarketing cookie” during your visit. We use these adverts to offer special offers etc to encourage you to come back to our site. Don’t worry we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt-out of these advertising cookies at any time as explained above.

    Turning cookies off

    You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. For further details, you can also refer to aboutcookies.org

    This information on this page was adapted from the content Cookies in Use on This Site, ©2000 – 2018 Attacat Internet Marketing, and is made available under a creative commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license.