Cookies Policy

We use Cookies on the website.

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your device. It has information in it that allows us to “remember” something as you visit pages on the site – for example whether or not you are logged in. In this document we’ll explain why we set cookies, what information they contain and what choices you have as a user of this site.

We’ve divided this into sections so that you can easily find what you’re looking for:


Cookie Consent

We use a consent cookie on our site so that you are aware of the cookies we use and can change your preferences using the Cookie Banner. The cookie is called CookieConsent and it is set for 1 year. You can delete the cookie safely, all that will happen is the Cookie Banner will reappear. If the cookie banner is not there – ie you have already set preferences – and you want to change your preferences, please visit the the Cookie Policy page where you can reset them.


Functional Cookies

Comment System

If you choose to make a comment on this site, you can optionally agree that we “remember” you by checking the box that will save your name, email and website url (if supplied). This is purely optional. If you do this, 2-3 cookies are set on your device to remember this choice. These cookies can be deleted anytime, the only result is that you need to fill out your name, email and optionally, your website url if you want to comment again. You can recognise these cookies as:

  • comment_author_{HASH}
  • comment_author_email_{HASH}
  • comment_author_url_{HASH} (if website url was supplied)

Statistical Cookies

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to learn about how visitors use our site so that we can make decisions. We do not collect any data that could identify you personally. All data, including your IP address, is anonymised before it is sent to Google Analytics servers in Ireland. We keep this data for 26 months before deletion.

You’ll recognise Google Analytics cookies as follows:

  1. _ga – set for 2 years. Assigns a randomly generated number to identify each unique visitor throughout their visit on our site. Provides visitor, session and campaign data.
  2. _gid – set for 24 hours. Used to uniquely identify visitors.
  3. _gat – set for 10 minutes Used to throttle the request rate, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

Since we don’t set these cookies ourselves, you can learn more about them at

If you want to turn off Google Analytics on our site, you can do so by using the cookie banner at the top of the page, or by using the Cookie settings at the bottom of this page.


We use Vimeo to embed videos on our site. Vimeo collects statistical data such as pages visited and videos watched. The collected is anonymised and you cannot be personally identified.

You’ll recognise Vimeo cookies as follows:

  1. vuid – set for 2 years.

Since we don’t set control these cookies ourselves, you can learn more about them at

Advertising Cookies

Personalised Advertising

We use Facebook to advertise. We also use their platform to measure the effectiveness of our ads on Facebook as well as display personalised ads to you after your visit to this website. If you agree to personalised advertising, cookies are set on your device by Facebook. The data collected includes your IP address, browser type, location, actions taken and pages visited. If you are a Facebook user, this data is combined with personal data in your account to supply you with highly relevant advertising.

Since we don’t set these cookies ourselves, you can learn more about them at

Please note that Personalised Advertising is a feature that can only be activated with your prior consent.

Facebook users can also control ads personalised to them using their Facebook settings ( Non Facebook users can opt out using the settings provided by the Digital Advertising Alliance.

Social Media

Should you choose to click on the buttons we provide to Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, you will be asked to login, and this will result in cookies being set by these sites. Since we don’t set these cookies ourselves, you can learn more about them by referring to their respective policies below:

  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. LinkedIn


We use the no-cookie version of Youtube, so no cookies are set if you watch a video.


Each browser is different, but most will allow you to:

  • Delete cookies
  • Accept or block cookies on a site by site basis
  • Refuse or Accept all Third party cookies
  • Add the Do not Track directive to your browser preventing you from being tracked on the internet

Since all browsers are a little different in how these settings can be made, we recommend you visit All About Cookies where you will find detailed instructions for almost all known browser types.


If our software detects that your browser is set to Do Not Track, then non-essential cookies will be turned off by default. If you would prefer to adjust cookies, then please remove the Do Not Track directive, and refresh the page. You will then be able to adjust cookies on this site.


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