We use Google Analytics, a service provided by Google. This service gathers anonymous data regarding how people use our site and then provide us with visitor statistics, details of page views, etc. We use this data to help optimise our site for those of you that use it. If this makes you feel uncomfortable, you can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics here.
We also use CoreMetrics, which is another analytics tool. Again, we use this anonymous data only to help benefit our users. If you feel uncomfortable with this, you can also opt out here.
Once someone has visited our site, we'd like to think that our adverts would be relevant to that person, so we use a cookie that recognises you while you visit other sites and delivers our adverts to you. Hopefully you prefer this to adverts offering you miracle diet pills or a low-rate personal loan, but if you'd like to opt out you can do so here.
We are working to find out exactly what each of these widget does, but we are pretty confident that they all collect data anonymously unless you are already logged-in to their service.
WHAT IF YOU DON'T WANT ANY COOKIES?
While would love to offer a cookie-free version of our site, we are a small company and simply don't have the resources to provide and maintain one. You can, of course, set your browser to not accept cookies, but this will hinder core functionality of our site and many others. You can remove any cookies we have already put on your machine within your browser settings, or by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete, in many cases.
If you have any views on the cookies we are using, please contact us.