We only employ cookies to deliver a smooth experience to our website visitors and to understand how visitors use our websites. We do this because we want you to have a great experience browsing our website, so we can provide you with relevant content and so that we can continually improve the service we provide you.
You can decide whether to accept or reject cookies from us – it’s your choice.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that websites may place on your computer, mobile device or tablet. They’re used to remember what you have done on a website to improve your browsing experience, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.
Different types of cookies
There are four categories of cookies:
Session Cookies: these track your actions and expire once you close your browser.
Persistent Cookies: these track your actions and do not expire once your browser has closed and can track your actions over multiple sites.
First Party Cookies: cookies from the site you have visited.
Third Party Cookies: cookies from 3rd party sites come through sites you’ve visited but not from the owner of the site, such as adverts.
A first party cookie from this website is a cookie that is given to your device by our domain. A first party cookie differs from a session cookie in that the cookie itself stores a file on your computer or device rather than in your browser. By storing the cookie outside the browser, the cookie can retain data after the browser has closed and that can be used when you next visit our site.
How to accept or reject cookies
There are several different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies. You are welcome to block the use of some or all the cookies we use on our website. (Please note some of the functionality of our website will be lost if you delete all cookies.)
You can set your browser either to reject all cookies, to only allow “trusted” sites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those websites which you are using at that moment.
All the ‘popular’ browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser.
The following links can help, please click on the link associated with the browser you are using.:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Clear+Recent+History
Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer
Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?locale=en_US
We recommend visiting www.aboutcookies.org. for more information about cookies and how to manage them.
To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.
Our Technology Partners
We use performance type cookies such as Google Analytics to better understand how visitors use our site, for example, which pages are viewed, how long customers spend visiting a page and how often they return to visit our site. This information assists us in understanding which of our pages are performing well and which pages require improvement.
Get Clicky is used for collecting anonymous website usage statistics. The information that is collected includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/entry/visited/exit pages, to analyse trends, administer the site, and track user’s movement around the site. Get Clicky sets the “_jsuid” cookie. More information can be found in the Get Clicky Privacy terms.
Facebook Connect and Social Plugins
Social plugins, like the Like button, the Share button and comments, are tools that let you share your experiences on other websites with your friends on Facebook and other social media platforms.
List of cookies used
|Name||Essential or Non-Essential||First or Third party||Session or Persistent||Expiry||Purpose|
|wp-settings-1||essential||first||session||1 year||The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users’ database table.This is used to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.|
|Wp-settings-time-1||essential||first||session||1 year||The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table.This is used to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.|
|_ga||Non- essential||first||session||1 year||Google Analytics|
|_gid||Non- essential||first||session||1 year||Google Analytics|
|_gat||Non- essential||first||session||1 year||Google Analytics|
|_first_pageview||Non- essential||first||session||10 minutes||It is used to make our code of “tracking” more efficient so that certain processes only run on the homepage of a visitor.|
|in.getclicky.com||Non- essential||third||session||1 year||Get Clicky is used for collecting anonymous website usage statistics.|
|_eventqueue||Non-essential||session||1 hour||This cookie stores an array of mouse events that can’t be guaranteed to be logged to our servers before the current page is unloaded. These events can then be processed and logged on the subsequent page.|