Cookie Declaration

Cookies In Use on This Site

Cookies and how they Benefit You

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
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Allowing you to add comments to our site
  • Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g. you declined to use cookies)
  • If you fill in a subscription form

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site. Our cookies can be set for up to a year.

  • Our Cookies if you comment are comment_author_email_,  comment_author_  and
  • If you fill in a form you will get et_bloom_subscribed_to_optin_ .
  • And we also use a cookie to remember your cookie preference

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. If you press one of these, the social sites place cookies. The cookies set by these sites last for up to two years.

  • Facebook cookies are _js_datr, _js_reg_fb_ref, _js_reg_fb_gate, act, datr, reg_fb_ref, reg_fb_gate, sb, c_user, xs, fr, pl.
  • Linked in Cookies are JSESSIONID, lang, bscookie, bcookie, lidc, leo_auth_token, visit, lang, RT.
  • Twitter cookies are _twitter_sess, personalization_id, guest_id, external_referer, ct0.
  • The software we use to add the functionality also adds a couple of cookies which are UID, UIDR

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use Google Analytics which sets cookies for up to two years. These cookies are _ga, _gid, _gat_gtag_UA_114219540_1

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