About how and why this site works

Cookies, Privacy, Accessibility and Design

We respect your online privacy and think it is important and worth preserving. Like most sites this one does collect general, freely available information about browser types and visits to the site so we can check how we are doing and make improvements. We do not collect or store any personal information from you, unless you are a logged in artist user in which case we save the information you have submitted to make your page function properly.

This site uses cookies, but only if you choose to accept them. The site works fine without cookies, unless you need to log in as an artist. Cookies are not edible biscuits but rather are harmless text files sent by websites to your browser, which stores them on your computer. Then every time you look at a page on that site, your browser sends back a copy of that unique cookie so that the site knows who it is talking to. This is a bit like going to a convention where they temporarily put a name badge on you so people know who you are as you walk around - without the badge you can mostly walk around fine, but nobody can relate to you in ways made possible by wearing that badge (which you probably want to remove as soon as you leave the convention). Without cookies websites simply cannot remember who you are from one minute to the next.

You can control the cookie settings in your own browser, stop or delete any and all cookies at any time, or deal with cookies on a site-by-site basis. You can set your browser to delete all cookies on a regular basis, for example when you close it, or once a day, week, or month. If you simply accept all cookies from all sites and never delete them, search engines, advertisers and other parties will eventually build up a very thorough and worryingly complete picture of your online activities, which is why UK and EU law now require sites to get your consent before they send you cookies in the first place - it is your choice to accept or reject those cookies.

Accessibility on websites means everyone can use them. Web Accessibility also means complying with UK disability and discrimination law, so everyone can access a website, even without using a mouse or screen. This site meets the standards set by the intenational web standards body W3C, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Our site achieves the full AAA standard, where A is the required minimum for all sites and AAA is the recognised highest level, but if you have any difficulties or concerns here please do contact us. Its always easy to test any website online for yourself, and report problems sites at FixTheWeb.net.

This site is using what is called a responsive design, where elements can get automatically re-arranged or resized to create a reasonable layout on a wide range of screen sizes and devices, including mobile ones. So it may look a bit different on your other devices, which is how it should be.