Cookies : usage on this website

What is a cookie?

"Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to 'remember' you, either for the duration of your visit (using a 'session cookie') or for repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie').

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn't use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site - for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won't recognise you and it won't be able to keep you logged in."

The above is taken from the BBC website.

How we use cookies

General introduction

Google Analytics are installed on this website; Google Analytics uses cookies to collect anonymous visitor statistics - see below for more detailed information. If this site contains embedded YouTube video, cookies will be set by YouTube when the play button is clicked. We may also use cookies to allow for the smooth operation of the site e.g. to 'remember' the open/close state of concertina style sub-menus between page loads (which means that open menus don't close each time you navigate between menu options).


Websites developed by A Plain Fish are free from third party advertisements. You are assured that this website DOES NOT USE and will NEVER USE cookies set by third party advertising networks to deliver targeted advertising and with the capability to track your browsing across different sites.

Cookies in detail

  • Google Analytics

    Google Analytics is a widely used tool to compile anonymous visitor statistics; such as how many people have visited a website, what type of technology they are using (e.g Mac or Windows), how long they spend on the site, what pages they look at etc. This information helps website owners to continuously improve site content and visitor experience.

    "Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store non-personally identifiable information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains."

    The above is taken from Google's website.

    Option to opt out of Google Analytics for all website visits

    To provide website visitors more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-on. This add-on communicates with Google Analytics to indicate that information about your website visits should not be sent to Google Analytics.


    Any embedded YouTube videos on this website use YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

    To find out more please visit YouTube's How to embed a YouTube video information page (with particular reference to the section Enabling privacy-enhanced mode for embedded videos).


    The only other cookies that may be used on this site are as described in the quote from the BBC website at the top of this page (e.g. to allow for the functioning of website features such as the open/close state of concertina sub-menus).

Allowing us to use cookies

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 consent to the use of cookies on this site (as described above). Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do so at or However, please be aware that doing so is likely to mean that some of our site's functionality will cease to operate as intended and reduce the quality of your experience of this site.

More information on cookies

  • The website contains comprehensive information on cookies and explains how to control and delete cookies.
  • Visit the cookie information section on the BBC website for further information on types of cookie and how to manage cookies.


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