There are many different ways that cookies are categorised by websites, usually by reference to their purpose. Robin Somerville believes that the UK International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) categories are the most helpful for website visitors. They are: Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality and Targeting/ Advertising. Most sites now use these or a close variation of them.Note: I make every effort to respect your choices, however, there is the possibility that not all cookies will be captured. Please be aware if this is a concern then I would recommend that you change your cookie settings via your browser; your browser help function will tell you how.You can use our cookie settings page to opt-out of certain cookies on if you don’t want to receive them. If you do so this website will need to set a cookie so that it can remember your choices when you next visit the website from the same browser. It is not possible currently to allow you to carry your settings with you between your browsers on different devices. You will need to change these settings from each browser you use.Change your settings to affect the functionality, anonymous measurement and performance cookies use on this website.

About Cookies

An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie or simply cookie), is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the user’s previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user’s browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). Cookies can also store passwords and form content a user has previously entered.Other kinds of cookies perform essential functions in the modern web. Perhaps most importantly, authentication cookies are the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in with.Tracking cookies, and especially third-party tracking cookies, are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals’ browsing histories – a potential privacy concern that prompted European and U.S. law makers to take action in 2011. European law requires all websites targeting European Union member states gain “informed consent” from users before storing non-essential cookies on their devices.How does use cookies?

Strictly necessary

Cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move about the site or to provide certain features you have requested.


Cookies that enhance the functionality of website by storing your preferences. For example, your subscription preferences. This is an anonymous random ID not shared with any third parties used to power certain site functions that improve the site functionality based on the services that interest you.You have control over these cookies and can enable/ disable them within your browser settings.

Anonymous Measurement

Cookies that help improve the performance of, providing a better user experience. When you visit, data collected via performance cookies will be used to provide you with personalised services such as recent search data or tailored news.


To measure the performance of our communications to our users we use tools provided by third parties to track which campaign is the most effective.


No targeted advertising cookies are used on You have control over these cookies and can enable/ disable them within your browser settings.

Third party cookies

In common with most websites, uses cookies to capture certain information about use of the site:Analytic cookies are used to understand how the website is being used. These measure the number of visitors and report how they navigate the sites.To play video content on the site,, YouTube and similar services set analytics cookies to measure may offers sharing tools (Facebook, Twitter etc) – If you use these, the sharing tools for those sites set a variety of cookies.Cookies from 3rd party sites used include, but may not be limited to Google analytics.

How can you control cookies?

You can refuse our use of certain cookies by visiting our cookie settings control within your browser settings. This refusal will let you disable/ enable functional and performance cookies. It will not disable cookies that are there to allow you to be remembered by specific services in the website, such as subscription preferences. These cookies are marked as strictly necessary.Within your browser settings you can also refuse the use of all cookies, including cookies that are necessary to be remembered by specific services of the website.Blocking cookies in specific browsers

Information regarding cookie settings on other browsers is easily accessible via a simple web search.

Contact about cookies

Robin Somerville takes your privacy very seriously and always encourage you to contact him should you have any questions, suggestions or complaints regarding our cookie policy.Please contact us via email or by phone using the details on this site, or using the contact page.

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