Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer, if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, they help us to provide you with the best possible experience when you browse our website and also allow us to make improvements. Cookies improve your browsing experience by:

  • Remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page.
  • Remembering information you’ve given (e.g. your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it.
  • Analysing how you use the website to improve the way it works for you, to make sure that you find what you’re looking for easily, and to ensure it meets your needs.
  • Monitoring the efficiency of our advertising

1. What cookies we use and how we use them

1.1 Measuring website usage

Third party cookies

The following cookies are set by WordPress:

Source
Cookie Name
Purpose 1st or 3rd party
Duration
WordPress wordpress_
81162f50085a5fa5ed
7d14618e60d5d5
On login, WordPress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/ 3rd Party 14 days
WordPress wordpress_
logged_in_
81162f50085a5fa5ed7
d14618e60d5d5
After login, WordPress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use. 3rd Party 14 days
WordPress wp-settings-1 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 3rd Party 14 days
WordPress wp-settings-time-1 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 3rd Party 14 days

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it is meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do things better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your name or address so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Source
Cookie Name
Purpose 1st or 3rd party
Duration
Google Analytics __utma This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase. 3rd Party 2 years
Google Analytics __utmb After login, WordPress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use. 3rd Party 30 minutes
Google Analytics __utmc This cookie takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site. 3rd Party Upon closing the browser
Google Analytics __utmz This cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. 3rd Party 2 years

2. How to manage cookies

If you continue with your visit to this site, you consent to the use of our cookies. Alternatively, you have options to manage the cookies that you want to accept from this site which we have detailed below.

Browser settings:

Most browsers can be altered to prevent your computer from accepting cookies, although this may mean that some of the features of this site (and other sites) will not work properly and may restrict your user experience.

These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

• Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
• Cookie settings in Firefox
• Cookie settings in Chrome

Turn off anonymous Google Analytics cookies:

You can install a Google Analytics browser “plug in” to prevent the website sending information about your visit to Google Analytics. More information about this can be found below.

• Google Analytics & Privacy

Other useful links

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their wider use, you may find the following links of interest:

• Microsoft Cookies guide
• All About Cookies

Prohibiting the use of Cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You may withdraw your consent at any time by blocking the cookies in your browser.

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