What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored in your device (computer, mobile phone, or tablet) via your browser in order to improve your experience of using the website, and to enable certain functions.
The information in the cookies relates to your device, to your browser, and to the way you browse through our content. It is not linked to your name, address, or e-mail address and does not identify yourself personally.
Cookies can be placed on our website by us or by third parties with whom we co-operate. They help us diagnose technical problems, analyse the traffic to our website, analyse trends, observe and measure how our visitors engage with our website, and identify preferences.
How do I manage cookies?
You can disable essential, preference, and social media cookies through the settings on your browser. You may wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ for information on commonly used browsers. You can follow the instructions on your browser’s help page or their website to remove the cookies set by our site and other sites. You can also choose to block our site and other sites from setting these cookies in the future.
To opt-out of analytics cookies by Google Analytics, please go to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Please note that if you get a new computer, install or upgrade a browser, or erase or otherwise alter your browser's cookie file, this may also clear the opt-out cookies.
Cookies we use
1. Essential Cookies
Essential cookies enable you to navigate our site, and to use our services and features. Without these cookies, our website would not perform as smoothly as we would like, and we may not be able to provide certain core functions and features.
Checks if cookies are enabled to provide appropriate user experience.
Persists a user’s wp-admin configuration.
Checks whether or not the current visitor is a logged in WordPress.com user.
Used to store user preferences.
This will define if the logged in use has access to a password protected page.
Used by the WordFence plugin in relation to 2FA Authentication (used by Admins only)
2. Analytics Cookies
Analytics cookies collect information about the use of this website, and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us the most frequently visited pages and analyze site traffic. We use them to look at overall patterns of usage, rather than the usage of any particular individual.
Google Analytics cookies for keeping track of your visit to this website, how you got here, how long you spent on each page, number of times you have visited our site, first and most recent visit, etc.
Visit https://developers.google.com/ for more information.
The following Google Analytics Advertising Features are also enabled:
- Remarketing with Google Analytics - joins anonymous Google Analytics data with Google third party advertising identifiers and may be used for the purpose of ads personalisation.
- Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting - aggregate, anonymous data about visitors likely interests and demographics is shared by Google in our Google Analytics reports and may be used for the purpose of ads personalisation.
- Google Signals - Google Analytics associates visit information it collects from our site with Google information from accounts of signed-in users who have consented to this association for the purpose of ads personalisation. This Google information may include end user location, search history, YouTube history, and data from sites that partner with Google. This is used to provide aggregated and anonymised insights into our visitors' cross-device behaviours.
Currently available opt-outs for web-based Google Analytics tracking can be found at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
3. Third-party Cookies
A third-party cookie is one that is from a domain other than the one a user is visiting. Third-party cookies are placed so that a site can remember something about you at a later time. They are typically used to store surfing and personalisation preferences and tracking information.
Domain: google.com, www.google.com, googleusercontent.com
1P_JAR, APISID, HSID, NID, OTZ, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID
Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting / personalisation purposes.
APISID, HSID, LOGIN_INFO, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SSID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC
Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and settings, and saving content for later viewing.
_js_reg_fb_ref, act, c_user, datr, fr, locale, pl, presence, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref, sb, wd, xs
We use the Facebook Like and share buttons to integrate our website with our page on Facebook.com - a common feature of websites these days. In doing so this causes some cookies to be created by Facebook that detect the number of "likes/shares", and whether you are logged into Facebook or not.