What are cookies?


“Cookies” are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. This means you can use the site more efficiently and save time by not having to re-enter your details each time you visit. They also make sure you receive the most relevant information from me. Cookies help me to analyse how visitors of my website interact with my site so I can make improvements.


I use three types of cookies on my website:


  •  Session cookies that are deleted after each visit.

  • Persistent cookies that remain in place across multiple visits to our sites.

  • Third party cookies that are used by our approved business partners.


Some of these cookies are essential and some are non-essential.



Some cookies are essential

 Certain cookies are necessary in order for you to use my website. These are used 'in-session' each time you visit and then expire when you leave the site. They’re not stored on your computer and they don't contain any personal data. However, you can delete them via your browser if you wish to, but this will restrict the functions that you're able to carry out on my sites. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About cookies website.


Some cookies are non-essential

 These cookies are usually supplied by my business partners and help me to filter out irrelevant messages or pop-ups and to make sure that I only send you information that’s interesting and relevant to you. I also use some non-essential cookies for analytical purposes.



Here is a list of essential cookies and how I use them:


Session cookies

These enable you to carry out some essential functions on our website, such as maintaining log in details for the session. They also help by minimising the need to transfer information across the internet. They are not stored on your computer and they expire when you terminate your browser session.




Here is a list of non-essential cookies and how we use them:


Tracking cookies

These enable us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we're able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information I am able to make improvements to my sites.


I use Google Analytics to analyse page use, page interactions and the routes visitors take through my sites. These are known as 'web metrics'. I do not record any personal information you provide during an on-site purchase or any other process.


 Performance Cookies

 These cookies collect information about how you use my websites, for instance, which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from those pages. I only use these cookies to improve how my website works.



You can accept or block cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit



 By using my website you agree that I can place both essential and non-essential cookies on your device.



You can block any cookies from any website through your browser settings. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About cookies website.


If you share the use of a computer, accepting or rejecting the use of cookies will affect all users of that computer.



Find out more about Cookies.

You’ll find more information about cookies at, which gives details on how to delete cookies from your computer.

For information on how to do this on your mobile phone browser, please see your device manual.



The current version of this website ( makes use of the following cookies:


JSESSIONID (Essential)

The JSESSIONID cookie is used to store a session identifier such that New Relic can monitor session counts for an application. The JESESSIONID cookie is associated with the New Relic domain and is employed by the WIX website generator.


JSESSIONID is a session cookie and expires at the end of the session.


NREUM (Essential)

The NREUM cookie stores navigation start time as well as hash codes of the document location and referring page URLs. Navigation start time is required to measure end user response time. The cookie is written when the current page unloads (i.e. as the next navigation begins). The document location and referrer are used to validate that the start time refers to the page that was previously being viewed or refreshed (to avoid using an invalid start time from a different navigation).


This cookie is only created in browsers that do not support the Web Timing API.


NREUM is a session cookie and is associated with the domain. Ii is deleted when the browser closes.


Google Analytics (Non-Essential)

 Collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us 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.  For a full explanation of the Google Analytics cookies click here.


 Use this link to view the Google Analytics Privacy Policy.


You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics using this link.



tracks where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)


tracks each user's number of visits, first, last visit.

__utmb and __utmc

are used to track when a visit starts and ends to some decent time resolution (c expires quickly). If you look at cookie state changes (e.g. using firecookie), you will see these change a lot.


is used for user-custom variables in Analytics



Twitter (Non-Essential)

 There are embedded Twitter buttons on this site and Twitter uses the following cookies set by to save a unique anonymous id for each website visitor. Twitter cookies allow you to share content easily from my site


  • pid

  • guest_id


Please visit to find out more.


To delete these cookies you must manually delete this via your web browser settings.




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