Cookie Policy


This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Cookies:

scallyguy.com – _atshc, __atuvc, ASP.NET_SessionId, PHPSESSID

Behavioural / Functional cookies:

_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz

Third Party Cookies / Partners:

juicyads.com – cookies – imps2994, juicy_data_1, juicy_data,
facebook.com – cookies – datr, locale, lsd, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref, wd, act, _e_0GzR_0
adnxs.com – cookie – nats_cookie
invitemedia.com – cookie – nats_cookie, nats_adtool_unique
google.com – cookies – PREF, GAPS, GALX
twitter.com – cookies – guest_id, original_referer, _twitter_sess, k
.quantserve.com – cookie – mc
.scorecardresearch.com – cookies – UID, UIDR
tumblr.com – cookie – tmgioct
youtube.com – cookies – VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, use_hitbox, CheckConnectionTempCookie16

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
Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)
Improve the speed/security of the site
Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
Personalize our site to you to help you get what you need faster
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, (FREE)

We do not use cookies to:

Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

Social Website Cookies:

So you can easily Like or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

AddThis – They provide us with lots of sharing buttons all in one neat package
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.

Advertising Cookies:

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards such as http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/iab-good-practice-principles

You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn’t as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.

Banner Adverts:

We fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. These adverts are managed by a partner specializing in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visit so they can personalize the adverts to you, ensure that you don’t see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working.

Affiliate Cookies:

We have a number of partners on a success-only basis (i.e. instead of them paying for advertising, we get paid by commissions on sales). Cookies are required, these cookies are provided by specialist companies (known as affiliate networks). Neither us, the networks, or the partner advertising or recommending our services are able to identify you personally. We ask you to support us by allowing these cookies which ultimately help us to offer you the service we do at the price we do.(FREE).

Turning Cookies Off:

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies Doing so however will likely limit the functionality and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

Useful Links:

Information Commissioner’s Office Guidance on Cookies
AboutCookies.org