A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. The help function within your browser should tell you how. You can find more information about cookies and how to disable/delete cookies at AboutCookies.org. It contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
This site uses a small number of cookies to help all parts of the site be viewed by visitors to their best advantage. In using these cookies we do not collect any personally identifiable information from visitors. Vistors can prevent these cookies by adjusting their browser settings, but without these cookies some parts of the site may not be fully functional (see note above about cookies).
We use these services as a convenience to our visitors and on the basis that the providing party adheres to their privacy and/or data use policies. Because they are outside our control, the detail of these cookies may change, so we have listed some information and links about the respective third parties to help you find out more. The actual cookies may also vary depending whether you are logged into those social media sites when browsing our website.
We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information (see note above about cookies).
AddThis: You will see embedded ‘share’ buttons on our pages via AddThis. These enable users to easily share content with their friends through anumber of popular social networks. When you click on one of these buttons, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. You can find information about these and how to opt-out of receiving these at AddThis Privacy & Data Practices.
When you visit our website, our site collects information to provide us with aggregate data. We use an analytics program called AWStats. AWStats analyzes the data our site collects and provides us with a report.
The information our site collects includes:
This data is stored in log files that are used by AWStats to generate website usage reports that do not contain personally identifiable information.
While our site collects the information listed above, we receive aggregate data from AWStats. The data reveals, for instance, how many unique visitors we have in a month, how many individual page views we receive, the top 25 countries from which our site is viewed, the top 10 operating systems and browsers that people use to visit our site, and how people reached our content (through links in other sites, search engines, etc.). The reports do not include IP addresses and we do not attempt to tie individual IP addresses to this information.
We use StatCounter who use a cookie to track whether a visitor to our site is a new first-time visitor or a returning visitor. This information is used solely for statistical purposes and is not used to identify individuals. As with all other cookies you can disable this through your individual browser options (see note above about cookies).