Cookie Privacy and Security

We use cookies on our site ( (our site) for a number of purposes. They help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website, and also allow us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

Cookie Policy

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or our forum. Session cookies are also set, which expire the moment you leave our site.
  • Functionality cookies. These cookies store information regarding your acceptance regarding cookies. These are set to expire after 30 days (or 40 days for the forum) after your cookie acceptance, after which time your consent will be required again. This is a function we must provide by law, and applies to our group sites as well as our shop.

We do not use the following:-

  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow sites to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around when they are using it. We do not do this
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visits to websites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. These are used to target visitors for relevant advertising and for passing on to third parties. We do not do this

Third-party cookies.

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes links to the following sites which use cookies: Twitter and Facebook. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

We also offer links to other relevant sites of use to family historians which may place cookies on your computer.

What can you do about our cookies?

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site, and it will be exceptionally slow to load. It may also affect the functionality of all other websites you may wish to use.

Disabling Cookies

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1).