Cookies policy

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
  • Continuously improve our website for you

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
  • Pay sales commissions
  • You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this site:

  • First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.
  • Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site.

First party cookies

This web site uses cookies. We’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Cookies set by this website



Typical content



Authentication session to prevent having to login multiple times in one browser session. This is only set if you authenticate via the site. This may happen if you purchase items from the shop or make use of our commenting

A unique id that ties the current session to a database settings table

One week


This cookie collects information about whether or not the user has agreed to cookies.


70 years 6 months


Third party cookies

We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites’ on its behalf. This site does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Third party service provider

More info

Discus We use Discus for our web site commenting where enabled.
Ecwid Our online shop is hosted with Ecwid.

Google Analytics

You can opt-out of google analytics. Search 'google analytics opt-out' in any search engine for more information. Visit

Formstack We use Formstack for online direct debit membership subscription payments.
Issuu We occasionally embed documents hosted on our behalf by Issuu.

Mitingu host our events listings. Payment for events booked through Mitingu are made via the Stripe payment gateway (see below). 

Paypal We use Paypal as a payment gateway for some of our online payment transactions. 
Stripe We use Stripe as a payment gateway for some of our online payment transactions.
Survey Monkey We occasionally embed or link to surveys hosted on our behalf by Survey Monkey.
TypeKit Typekit provide the typefaces/fonts used on our website.
YouTube We embed videos hosted by YouTube on our web site.


We occasionally use Wufoo forms on this web site. Payments made through Wufoo are made via the Paypal payment gateway (see above). 


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

We update this policy periodically.
Last updated: April 2018