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Cookies

This web site stores cookies on your computer to enable certain functionality on the web site and to help us improve your experience in using the site. At no stage do we link the data collected using these cookies to the site users as individuals - any data collected is treated as relating to an anonymous user.

By continuing to use this web site we will assume you are happy for us to use cookies in the manner described in this document

Information we collect

Some information we collect is required by the site in 'session cookies'. These simply contain a long string of numbers and letters and correspond uniquely to each user. This allows the site to track the visitor around the site and keep a record of any choices that user has made. If some form of tracking were not possible on web sites it would not be possible to, for example, add products to shopping baskets, stay logged in to a web site or hide the cookies message from users who have agreed.

Although some functionality requires cookies on our web site it is possible to control which cookies are accepted from any given web site. Please see the following link for further information:

http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx?page=1

Types of cookie

The 2 types of cookie you will encounter on our web site are:

  • First party cookies: These are cookies created by the site itself and are used for the purposes mentioned above.
  • Third party cookies: We use some third party services, which are detailed below, and allow us to provide a richer experience for our users as well as analysing site usage in order to improve the overall experience.

Third party services used on this web site

The following table contains information on the cookies used on this web site, where the cookie originates, and a link to the privacy statement for any given third party involved in that cookie.

Provider Possible cookie name(s) Purpose of service More info
Lois has_js, SESS [id], cookie-agreed Used to provide functionality on our web site This page
AddThis atgotcode, uvc, ssh, sshs, loc, ssc, bt, __atuvc, uit, di, dt, uid, uvc, psc Used to allow users to quickly and easily add links to pages on our site to sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and to track those links http://www.addthis.com/privacy/
Facebook datr, lu Used to stream content from or to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Google Analytics _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz Used to track visitors on the site, which pages they visit, which pages they come from etc http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/policies/privacy/
Mailchimp   Used to allow users to sign up to our mailing list(s) No cookies used, but please see section below.
Soundcloud xtvrn, __qca, __utmx, __utmxx, xtan, xtant, auth_token, qu, qp, qs, qc, qn, qg, qt, u, p, l, c, t, a, r, o, v, i, _soundcloud_session, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmv, xtan, xtant Used to allow users to stream audio content from our Soundcloud page http://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy/
Youtube demographics, __qca, __ar_v4, ebNewBandWidth_, LOGIN_INFO, __utma, __utmz, HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID, hideChannelPromo, use_hitbox, wide, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, nFXV5.resume, dkv, PREF, ACTIVITY, SID Used to stream video content directly from Youtube http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Email marketing

If you have subscribed to our mailing list we may occasionally contact you to provide you with information on current offers, or with information we feel you may find useful or interesting.  We will store information on you until you decide to cancel your subscription, using the links provided in any email mailing list email you have received from us.

Emails sent to you are tracked by the system we use (mailchimp.com) as well as any links you follow from those emails. We use this information at an aggregated level purely to understand which information you find most useful, and as a method of us tracking our own performance.

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