About Cookies

What are cookies?

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer (unless you have switched cookies off - see below). These cookies allow our website to distinguish your computer from others using the website at the same time. Cookies  also help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allow us to improve our site. Cookies can improve your browsing experience by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you’ve given (e.g. your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs.

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you as an individual person. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. In fact, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

Cookie settings for this site

If you go ahead and use the site by clicking links on it then we treat this as ”implied consent” for us to set cookies. But you can still use the site without cookies being set, if you change your browser settings.  But if you do this, some aspects of the site may not work properly.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html. Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

How can you manage your cookies?

Browser settings: Most browsers can be altered to prevent your computer from accepting cookies, although this may mean that some of the features of this site (and other sites) won't work properly and it might restrict your user experience.

These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.

Turn off anonymous Google Analytics cookies: You can install a Google Analytics browser ”plug in” to prevent the website sending information about your visit to Google Analytics. You'll find more information about this below.

Where we use cookies

Our site uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do things better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you're on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We don't collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information can't be used to identify who you are. We don't allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

 Name  Typical content  Expires
_utma randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc randomly generated number When you close your browser
_utmx randomly generated number 2 years

Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

Storing your preferences

Our site may, in the future, allow us to provide you with options to improve your visit – remembering information you put into a form, for example. Currently the site sets a master cookie which identifies you from page to page to enable these features to happen. However, currently no data is stored or used by this cookie.

Name Typical content expires
Has_js True of False When you close your browser
the-definitive-guide-to-the-alexander-technique_cookiecontrol True of False 90 Days

Other useful links

If you'd like to find out more about cookies and their wider use, you might find the following links of interest:

The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising:

For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful: