Cookies, privacy and GDPR

In order to improve your experience when visiting this website, we need to place small files known as cookies on your computer while you are visiting our site. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

This page also includes information about how we use personal data you submit through forms on this website.


There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this site :

First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site.

First party cookies

This 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.

Cookies set by this website

Name Purpose Typical content Expires
SESSxxxID Authentication session to prevent having to login multiple times in one browser session. A unique id that ties the current session to a database settings table One week
has_js This helps the website understand browser Javascript functionality An on/off flag that denotes whether or not the browser supports Javascript On site exit


Once you agree to the use of cookies, this cookie will let the website understand that you did so. An on/off flag that denothes whether you agreed to cookies or not. 90 days


Third party cookies

We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites’ on its behalf. This site does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Provider Name Purpose More info
Google Analytics _utma 
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google Privacy policy

Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus

  These social networks set their own cookies once you click on the share button. Please consult their respective privacy policies.  

We may allow third-party companies, including ad networks, to serve advertisements, providing other advertising services and/or collect certain information when you visit our website. Third-party companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visit to this website in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you.

To learn more about Interest-Based Advertising or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit AboutAds and Network Advertising.

Privacy and GDPR

Website visitors - general

When you visit this website your IP address will be logged by the web server that hosts This is solely for the purpose of provision of service and detection of crime. You can read more about this here.

We use Google Analytics on this site but have the "Anonymize visitors IP address" setting enabled and do not capture any personally identifiable data.

Newsletter subscribers

We publish and distribute a periodic newsletter using the popular Mailchimp platform. This is sent to our customers and anyone else who would like to receive a copy. You can subscribe via a form submission from this website or by actively asking us to add you . You can read more about Mailchimp's GDPR compliance here.

We operate a double opt-in system to reduce spam or malicious submissions via the web form and any subscriber can either use the “unsubscribe” link (on every newsletter), or by simply contacting us and asking us to remove their name and email address from the subscription list. 

Contact and campaign forms

Any contact or campaign form submission will result in the submitted data being stored within the database of this website and emailed to the SC team. This website’s database is hosted in Germany and backed up to a secure backup box within the same datacentre and is never taken off-site.

Any questions?

Please contact us if you have any questions about how your personal data is used, to request a copy of any personal data we may hold about you or, where relevant, to remove any personally identifiable data we may hold about you.