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Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies – these are 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 logged-in status and provide anonymous data to third party applications such as Google Translate and Google Maps. 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.

Website function cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering an Administrator or Editor’s logged in status
  • Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g. the fact that you clicked the OK button on the Cookie Notice)

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set, other than to not use our site.

Third party function cookies

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is the Google Translate cookie which stores the translation preference: it contains translation languages, for example ‘/en/it (English to Italian)’. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • Videos (powered by YouTube)
  • Google Maps
  • Google Translate
  • Other embedded content which may be added from time to time

Disabling these cookies is likely to break the functions offered by these third parties.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, refer to the official guide to Google Analytics cookie usage on websites.

Turning cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings, to stop your browser from accepting cookies. 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. However, because cookies are a standard part of most modern websites, switching cookies off is likely to limit the functionality of our website and a large proportion of other websites too.