Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Our website (our “site”) uses cookies and similar technology to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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 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.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose Duration
__utma tracks each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous, and the current visit (presumably partly for double checking). 2 year
__utmb are used to track how long you stay on a site – when a visit starts and approximately ends 30 Minutes
__utmc are used to track how long you stay on a site – when a visit starts and approximately ends
This expires quickly
End of browser session
__utmz tracks where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link) 6 Month
PHPSESSID used by PHP as a method to keep track of sessions End of browser session
wordpress_test_cookie used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies End of browser session
wordpress_xxxxx uses these cookies to store your authentication details, and their use is limited to the admin console area End of browser session
wordpress_logged_in_xxxxx uses this cookie to indicate when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use End of browser session
wp-settings-xxxxx,wp-settings-time-xxxxx uses this cookie to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface Under one year from the time they’re set

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

How to control or delete cookies

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility). Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser; you will need to do this yourself from within your browser. If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

For further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.