Cookie policy

Our cookie policy & how cookies are used on this site

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help deliver the best possible online experience. 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 users.
  • Make our marketing more effective.

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.
  • Inform sales commissions.

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

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 happy with this (this is known as “implied consent”). 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.

Website function cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Cookies used by WordPress & WordPress plugins

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

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which may use cookies:

  • bnetTV.com videos

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

Social website cookies

So you can easily “like” or share our content on sites like Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

  • AddThis – Privacy Policy Provides 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, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here previously.

We use: Google Analytics

Turning cookies off

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

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.

Below is a list of popular web browsers and how you can adjust the cookie settings together with links for additional information:

Internet Explorer

  • Select: Tools
  • Select: Internet Options
  • Select: Privacy
  • Select: Advanced
  • Select: Override automatic cookie handing
  • Then set your preferences as required

Mozilla Firefox

  • Select: Tools
  • Select: Options
  • Select: Privacy
  • Then set your preferences as required 

Google Chrome

  • Select: the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
  • Select: Settings
  • Select: Show advanced settings
  • Select: Privacy/Content settings
  • Select: Cookies
  • Then set your preferences as required

Safari 5.0

  • Select: Safari
  • Select: Preferences
  • Select: Security
  • Then set your preferences as required