I have added a new post to my blog for getting and setting user settings. Please take a look. Hopefully, you find it useful.
Wonderful, FYI I posted a question about this 2 months ago and I would have missed out if you didn't point it out Brain.
Thanks to Dave as well!
Thought I'd just drop this here if it is of help to anyone....
Thanks Chris. Just to reiterate, there are a lot of settings available.