Cookies and how they Benefit You
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you'd expect
- Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising primarily on our Society Forum page)
- Keep track of visitor numbers and statistics etc
- Collect any personally identifiable information
- Collect any sensitive information
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
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.
Our own cookies
- Determining if you are logged in or not
- Allowing you to add comments to our site
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Visitor Statistics Cookies
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. These are primarily used on the Society Forum page.
You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices but it is worth remembering that there is no such thing as a free lunch and adverts ultimately help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won't see adverts, just simply that they won't be tailored to you any longer.
We do not fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. The only place on the website that this will happen is on our Society Forum which is free for us and you to use because it has adverts. These adverts are managed by a company specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these companies place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don't see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working.
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 a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. Please note that unless you are a Society Forum user you will not notice a difference (hopefully) whilst viewing the rest of the site if cookies are turned off or on.
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.
The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh.