Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy and Cookie Policy is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy when using’s website.

This policy provides information about:

  • What happens to any personal information you provide us with
  • First-party and third-party cookies
  • How we use cookies
  • How you can manage and block cookies
  • How to Contact Us will not share your personal and/or email address and/or personally identifiable information.

You must be aged 13 or over to comment on our blog posts and/or share our web pages with third-parties.

Our website has been built with the free content management system software WordPress

Personal and/or Personally Identifiable Information

When commenting on public blogs and forums some people choose to not use their real name, to retain some anonymity.

If you comment on a blog post, then your ‘name’, email address, IP address and message will be stored in our website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website. Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments you have submitted on our website pages and/or posts. However, if you would like to have this information removed, please contact us and we will do this for you.

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you our newsletter. If you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment, however it is not displayed publicly on the website or shared with any third party.

We may also use your email to help resolve issues, for example if you tell us that you cannot see any of your posts/comments on the website, we would probably search our database using your email address to help diagnose the problem.

Just like you, we hate spam. We will not send you spam emails. From time to time (for example, monthly or fortnightly) we may email you with relevant updates relevant updates and promotions. We will never sell your contact details to a Third party. You may opt-out of our emails at any time by replying with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line.

We endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. Although it is important to be aware that there is no such thing as “perfect internet security”, we use Wordfence security. Wordfence includes a firewall and virus scanner, ensuring our website files are as secure as possible from human and automated malware, phishing and viruses.

Please read our Guidelines for Posting Comments.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.

Under the 2012 EU e-Privacy Directive, all EU websites must comply make it clear what information they are collecting from visitors, specifically with cookies.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, personalising content, storing your preferences and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier and can also monitor anonymous statistics, such as how many visits a website has, which pages are visited and which browsers are used.

Session Cookies generally expire after thirty minutes or at the end of your visit.

Persistent Cookies are used for repeat visits and generally expire a year after first visit, though some will remain active for longer.

First-party Cookies are set by the website you are visiting.

Third-party Cookies are set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing.

There is a useful BBC Microsite which explains Cookies:

How We Use Cookies uses some cookies when you browse our website.

Our First-Party Cookies are generated by the WordPress software and can only be read by our website, which would not be able to function properly without them. Such cookies can verify logged in administrators and users and remember the ‘names’ and email addresses of those leaving comments.

Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies are set by other organisations that we use for different services, for example, embedded content from websites such as YouTube.

The following Third-Parties generate cookies from our website. Please note that we do not run any adverts from third-parties on our website. We’ve provided links to each organisation’s privacy and/or cookie policies.

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How You Can Manage and Block Cookies

You can find out below how you can manage and block cookies via your internet browser. Please note that if you do not accept any cookies, some features of our website may not function properly.

Chrome > Tools Icon > Options > Under the Bonnet > Content Settings > Make your selection

Firefox > Tools > Options > Privacy > Select your tracking and history options

Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Select Accept / Block or Prompt on first-party cookies and/or third-party cookies

Opera > Tools > Quick Preferences > Enable / Disable Cookies

Safari > Settings Icon > Preferences > Privacy > Select ‘Block Cookies’

You can also Opt Out of personalised advertising campaigns via the following websites:

Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB): Your Online Choices

Network Advertising Initiative (NAI): NAI Opt Out

The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA): DAA Opt Out

Google Analytics: Opt Out Browser Add-On 

Please note that we do not run any adverts from third-parties on our website.

How to Contact Us

We are based in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. You can contact us via email, phone and social media below. A postal address can be provided via email.