Privacy and cookies

Personal information

No personal information supplied to this website will be given to any other organisation without your explicit permission.

If you choose to register with the site, you will be asked for your name. The name you give will be listed on an index of contributors. The name will also be displayed alongside any pages or comments that you contribute to the site.

If you choose to supply your e-mail address along with your other personal details, this will only be used to contact you about matters specific to this website. It will not be supplied to third parties and is not displayed on the site.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

This site may store the following cookies on your computer. One of these is essential to the site's operation and will be stored automatically:

  • ASP.Net_SessionId - this cookie will expire when you close your browser

Others will be stored only after approval has been given, either explicitly by clicking on a option to accept cookies from this site (see below) or implicitly by registration as a contributor:

  • LoggedInUserId - remembers who you are when logged in as a contributor; expires after 24 hours
  • CookieAcceptance - remembers if you've agreed to accept cookies; expires after 1 year
  • _utma, _utmb, etc - tracking cookies for the Google Analytics reporting system

Please also note that most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

Third party cookies

The site's search facility uses an embedded Google Custom Search Engine, which will cause one or more Google cookies to be stored. This is only active after approval has been given.

Where videos are embedded from YouTube, they are done so using 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 embedding videos information page.

Where content is embedded from other sources, such as Vimeo or British Pathé, those sources may store cookies as a consequence. Where available, we will add links to their privacy policies here:

Web site tracking

Whenever you visit our web site, our host server automatically records each page you visit and the IP address from which you are connecting to us. It also records other information, including your operating system, your web browser, and the web site from which you followed a link to this website (if any).

Additionally, the Google Analytics reporting system is active when you have either logged in as a contributor or allowed this site to store cookies.

This information is only gathered to establish general usage trends for the site, not to find out information about individual users.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Other sites

This site may contain links to other sites which are outside our control and are not covered by this privacy policy. If you access these sites using the links provided, the operators of the sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy.