Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information saved by a website on an internet user’s hard drive through their browser. The information the cookie contains is set by the site and can be used by the site whenever the user visits the site. For more information see aboutcookies.org

How this site uses them

This site uses cookies to provide essential functionality and to help us understand how people use the site so that we can enhance it. The information stored is always anonymous.

By using this site you agree to allow us to store these cookies. You can control cookies using your browser: see this cookie website for details.

 

The Cookies we use

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website, or to enable other features without which the website would not function correctly.

SourceNamePurposeExpiry
WordPresswp-settings-16, wp-settings-2 

Used by WordPress, the Content Management System that powers our website.

 

 1 year
WordPresswp-settings-1, wp-settings-2,wp-settings-time-1, wp-settings-time-2, wordpress_test_cookie 

Used by WordPress, the Content Management System that powers our website.

 

 At the end of the session
Google Translategoogtrans 

Used to translate the text in the language specified by the user in the ‘Select Language’ menu

 

 At the end of the session
Font SizefontsizeUsed to save the font size chosen by the Font Size Selector

 

 At the end of the session
Google MapsNID 

Used by Google Maps. Contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information when using the site while logged in as a Google user.

 

 6 months

 

Statistics cookies

Statistics cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

SourceNamePurposeExpiry
Google Analytics_ga 

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical date on how the visitor uses the website. Learn more about Analytics cookies and privacy information.

 

 2 years
Google Analytics_hjIncludedInSample 

Determines if the user’s navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder.

 

 At end of the session
Google Analytics_gat 

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

 

 At the end of the session
Google Analytics_gid 

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical date on how the visitor uses the website.

 

 At the end of the session
Google Analyticscollect 

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour.

 

 At the end of the session

 

Controlling Cookies

You can control cookies at any time using your browser: see this cookie website for details.  Please note that this may mean that some parts of the website may no longer function as expected or at all as a consequence of doing so.

Should you wish to, you can also opt-out of Google Analytics.

 

Information Commissioner’s Office Cookie Guidance

More information on the regulation of cookies, including how you can report any concerns you have about their use, is available on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

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