Cookies

This page is our attempt to be in compliance with the EU Cookie Law also known as the EU e-Privacy Directive. The “UK Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation” became effective in the UK on 26th May 2012. That’s the date when the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is due to begin enforcing the new rules.

When you visit some pages on the site, your computer may be issued with one or many small files (“cookie”) for the purposes of managing and improving the services on the website. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. You can set your browser to refuse cookies or warn you before accepting them, but this might have an impact of the functionality of this site.

A list of all the cookies used in this website by category is set out below:

Cookie NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
wordpress_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_logged_in_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_cookie2WordPress test cookiesession
wp-settings-1Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
wp-settings-time-2Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
PHPSESSID1To identify your unique session on the websitesession
SESS1To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.session
__utma2This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.permanent
__utmb2__utmb is a Google Analytics cookie. It takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site.session
__utmc2__utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site.30 mins
__utmz2Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. 6 months

What are the cookie categories?

  1. Strictly necessary cookies – these cookies enable services you have specifically asked for
  2. Performance cookies – these cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited
  3. Functionality cookies – these cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience
  4. Targeting cookies or advertising cookies – these cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

Any queries or concerns about privacy on this website should be sent to the editor using our contact form.

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