This site currently uses no cookies of its own ("first-party cookies"), and collects no user information other than the anonymous traffic data which is automatically recorded in the logs of any web server (time, page requested, IP address etc).
We use third-party services in order to calculate aggregated and anonymous site-usage statistics (e.g. Google Analytics), and these services may or may not use their own cookies ("third-party cookies") in order to compile the aggregated and anonymous statistics which they provide to users such as ourselves. We do not have access to any information about individual visitors. It would be the responsibility of any such third-parties to ensure that their use of cookie data complies with any applicable local laws. Anonymous usage monitoring by a site such as ours is a commercial necessity as part of the marketing and cost-control of any well-run enterprise (and thus is "strictly necessary" within the meaning of section 66 of 2009/136/EC).
Similarly, this site uses some third-party components for site functionality such as drop-down menus. These components do not currently issue any cookies, but they might start doing so in future. Such a change would be beyond our control, and we would not have any access to these third-party cookies. Again, it would be the responsibility of any such third-parties to ensure that their use of cookie data, to which only they have access, complies with any applicable local laws.