We take the privacy of our members and visitors seriously. We only collect personal identifying information in order to administer the members-only pages of this site, and to allow us to email you newsletter articles, if you request this service.
However, the European Union has decreed that we must also obtain your permission before we place small amounts of data on your computer, known as "cookies". Cookies are used extensively on modern web sites to enable a web server identify a computer that has visited a site before. Typically, the data stored consists of a coded identification number that has no meaning except to the web server that placed the cookie. Some cookies are used solely on this web site, and only stored for the duration of your browser session. We use this type of cookie to manage the way the web site is presented to you. Disabling this type of cookie will cause this web site to malfunction and be displayed incorrectly.
We also use some cookies that are kept on your computer for a longer period of time, and are used for various purposes including, but not limited to, tracking the pages visited by users and gathering statistics on how our visitors use the site. This sort of information is invaluable to us, enabling us to measure the site's performance and improve the site for future users. We use a service known as Google Analytics to provide these statistics for us.
Please note that it is possible for this type of cookie, if linked to a third party web site, to track your browser's visits to various web sites. This kind of activity is normally associated with web advertisers, and we are not aware of any such cookies placed by our site. However, we use various extensions provided by third parties, and we cannot be held responsible for changes they might make to their products.