This website sits on a hosting platform and will have placed cookies on your computer to help make this website better. You can change your cookie settings at any time using your computer browser’s settings. Otherwise, we’ll assume you’re OK to continue.

What is a cookie?

Using the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) definition:  “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”.

“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: or

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

On 26 May 2011, it became a requirement to state the use of cookies to track visitors to any website, in other words….

The EU Cookie Law (e-Privacy Directive)

The ICO’s definition is: “The law which applies to how you use cookies and similar technologies for storing information on a user’s equipment such as their computer or mobile device

Here is the ICO link with a helpful video to talk through the compliance requirement for all UK based companies with websites that use cookie technology.

When this web/blog hosting service was created it was a requirement to comply to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy as set out by Also, Strong Enterprises has registered with ICO their compliance with the Data Protection Act.

To help you as a visitor, we are conducting a cookie audit. This includes clarifying what WordPress has pre-programmed the hosting platform to do. For example, suggests WordPress uses cookies for two purposes.

  1. Registered members need a cookie to be able to log in. This is ‘strictly necessary’ as WordPress won’t work without it.
  2. Visitors who leave a comment on a blog post will also have a cookie set on their computer. This is not “strictly necessary” as it’s a user preference.

We will confirm if this is the case when WordPress get back to us. Meanwhile, Heather Burns at Ideal5 has done some helpful research into the legal side to bring more clarity and some useful tips on what to do next.