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Cookie Policy

How we use cookies

We use a small number of cookies on this website to help keep things running smoothly and to provide us with anonymous information about your visit and ironically, to tell us if you have accepted cookie use. This page is designed to inform you about the cookies we use.

What is a cookie?

Almost every website you visit will be saving a small text file or files on your computer called a cookie. They can do numerous jobs like keeping you logged into a website or remembering if you’ve ticked a box or selected a special feature. Some cookies are also used to target advertising by tracking visits you make to web pages, our cookies do NOT do this.


Cookies CANNOT see what’s on your computer, access your files or find out who you are – they are simply very small text files that enable websites to offer personalised services or improve their content.


Cookies used  by this website.

Session cookie-  

This website uses a session cookie while you are on the site to make it work as you would expect. Session cookies are deleted when you leave the website or close your browser.


Analytics -

Cookies will follow you around this website giving us statistics on your visit. It helps us to know how many visitors we have, how many pages they view and also things like what operating system they use and how they find us. This is important to us so we can update our website to meet the needs of our visitors. At no point do we know who you are. These are 3rd party cookies that are not directly issued by this website but by stat-counter.com. The cookie is called: is_unique.


Calendar page -

We use a third party calendar provider called Tockify. When you visit our calendar page Tockify places a session cookie (see above) and also uses Google analytics cookies. Many many website use Google analytics to help them identify where their applications are being used, how many times they are visited etc. They are designed to help businesses better serve their customers’ needs. The Cookie name(s) are: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz

The data stored is: A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site recently and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site. Information about your use of the Tockify page and Tockify itself, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally.

When does it expire?

The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser.

For you convenience, we have also place a Met. Office weather widget on the calendar page. If you are coming to visit you can check out the expected weather. This also uses cookies from Web Trends which are similar to Google analytics. You can read the Met Office policy on cookie use here.

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. No cookies are set until you use the share button and then cookies may be set by the social network you have chosen to use. 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.


Cookie Policy Bar –

The cookie information bar that you see at the top of the page uses a cookie to determine if you have clicked the accept cookies button – the cookie is called: “jsCookieCheck” and lets us know not to show it to you again. This is a direct cookie issued by our website and will stay on your browser for 1 year unless you delete it before then.


We do not use cookies to:


Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)

Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)

Pass data to advertising networks

Pass personally identifiable data to third parties


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.


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 you 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. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.


We would like to thank Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh for providing the links in the “Turning Cookies Off” section above.