A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We may use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie Type||Name||Purpose||More information|
|WordPress||wordpress_[hash]||This stores authentication details for the admin of this site.||On login, wordpress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area.|
|WordPress||wordpress_logged_in_[hash]||This cookies is required by WordPress. This cookie is set to remember that you are logged-in as you move from page to page.||This cookie expires when you close your browser.|
|WordPress||wordpress_test_cookie||This cookies is required by WordPress. WordPress checks whether cookies can be added (or not).||This cookie expires when you close your browser.|
|These cookies are required by WordPress. These cookies records the time that you log in. The number on the end is your individual user ID from a users’ database table. This is used to customize the view of the WordPress admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface, if you have registered on a blog.||Expires after 1 year.|
|We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries, visits to this website and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it.||These cookies help us to improve the way our website works (for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily).
_utma and _utmv expire after 2 years.
|User session||PHPSESSID||This is a session cookie generated by PHP, the main technology used for this website. It is used to enable the site to recognise you as you go from page to page, usually when you are carrying out a transaction.||It is essential for our site to know what actions you have performed on previous pages so we do not ask you to enter the same information twice. This cookie expires when you close your browser.|
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