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What are Cookies?
1. Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to your devices when you use this website. They are widely used across the Internet in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as provide performance information to the owner of the site.
2. Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies a user by their name, address or any other personal information. Cookies can be used by websites to track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and identify the same users returning to a website.
3. Cookies on this website do not record the IP addresses of its users.
“Persistent” or “Session”
A “persistent” cookie will be stored by your browser until its set expiry date unless deleted by the user. This can be a period of hours, days, months or years.
A “session” cookie will expire at the end of the user session when the web browser is closed.
First party cookies
First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website or mobile device operator to your computer. They are used only by the website operator to recognise your computer or mobile device when it revisits that site.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer or mobile device when it visits other websites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes.
Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for or selected cannot be provided.
Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. This information is only used to improve the content and how a website works.
Functionality cookies – These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personalized features. For instance, they may be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a news item or blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Targeting or advertising cookies – These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. Quite often targeting and advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by other organisations.
This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how visitors use this site. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ to collect internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. Anonymous means no personally identifiable information is collected about you unless you explicitly submit that information on this website via the form on the contact page.
The anonymous information generated by Google Analytics cookies about your use of this website is transmitted to Google – not to this website. This information is processed to compile statistical reports on website activity for this website only. We use these reports to evaluate aggregate visitor usage to optimise the content and to better meet your needs.
Lists of cookies set by the website
1. The cookies we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are listed below:
Session cookie set remember your selections and preferences
_ga, _gat, _gid, gadwp_wg_default_dimension, gadwp_wg_default_metric, gadwp_wg_default_swmetric
Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions, throttle request rate, determine new sessions/visits, and to store visitor-level custom variable data.
This cookie a “persistent” cookie, as in, it never expires. It keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to this website – their first and last visit.
1P_JAR, APISID, HSID, NID, SAPISID, SID, SSID
This cookie is used by the contact forms. It is a Functionality cookie.
c_user, fr, xs, datr, sb, wd-
Cookies needed for the Facebook sharing. The cookies c_user, fr and xs will expire in 30 days, the cookie datr will expire in 2 years. These cookies are set when explicit consent is given and the user is logged in to Facebook.
This cookie is used by Cloudflare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings
The default formatting for displaying date fields in any part of the system
This cookie is set by the WordPress security plugin “Wordfence”. It used to track a user for the duration of their visit. This cookie is persistent and expires in 1 hour.
This cookie is set by “Wordfence” to separate human visitors from bots. This cookie is persistent and expires in 1 day.
2. Your IP address is NOT recorded in the collection of this data Analytics data by Google.
How to control and delete cookies
1. Blocking cookies
Cookies can improve your browsing experience, however, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at these instructions which offers guidance for all modern browsers. (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer)
2. Deleting cookies
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
(b) in Firefox (version 44), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 48), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
3. Blocking all cookies will have an impact on the usability of this websites.